Universal Credit:Written question - 151086

Asked by Frank Field

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Asked on: 07 June 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants who are in employment are paid (a) monthly, (b) four-weekly, (c) fortnightly and (d) weekly.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 12 June 2018

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

However, based on current numbers of Tax Credit claimants paid on particular patterns, we estimate the proportion of employees that are likely to be paid according to different pay frequencies once Universal Credit is fully rolled out to be:

Monthly / four weekly: 69%

Weekly: 26%

Fortnightly: 3%

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