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DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Annex A 
 
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Our Ref: VTR256
 
 

30th January 2013
Annex A 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear J Roberts, 
 
In an article headed "Jobless to be remotely monitored by Government" that appeared in the 
Daily Telegraph on the 20th December 2012 it was reported that around 670,000 people had 
signed up to Universal Jobmatch and that more than half of them had given job centre advisers 
access to their account. 
      
1. How many people exactly authorised job centre advisers access to their Universal Jobmatch 
account? 
 
As of 20 January there are 1,267,245 jobseeker accounts on Universal Jobmatch. Of those 
registered, 765,054 have given Department for Work and Pensions advisers access to their 
account. 
      
2. How many people have either revoked or expressed an interest in revoking the authorisation 
that they gave to job centre advisers to access their Universal Jobmatch account? 
 
We do not hold this information. The customer does this on the Universal Jobmatch service 
and as consent is freely given the customer is not required to provide a reason for removing 
that consent. 
      
3. Please supply any information you hold on why people have revoked their authorisation 
giving job centre advisers access to their Universal Jobmatch account. 
 
We do not hold this information. Universal Jobmatch is designed to record the current status, 
and therefore we do not have historical records to check to see if things changed. 
 
 
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number 
above.   
Yours sincerely,  

 
 
DWP Central FoI Team 
 
 
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