Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The report 'Completing the move to Universal Credit: Learning from the Discovery Phase' published on 10/01/23 analyses data for the ETS cohort that were sent migration notices. I would like to request more information from this data.

Firstly, please can you provide any documents or figures relating to the following questions -
(a) In regards to the 51% of this cohort that were entitled to Transitional Protection, how is Transitional Protection defined for this statistic? Is there a breakdown of how many of this cohort were entitled to each form of protection (i.e. Transitional Element, Capital Disregard, Student, self-employed)?
(b) For those in this cohort that were entitled to a Transitional Element, is there a breakdown of how much they were entitled to in their first UC award (i.e. % getting under £50, £50.11-£100 etc)?
(c) For those 49 Tax-Credit only claimants who had their benefits stopped without making a claim for Universal Credit, is there data on the make-up of their Tax Credit awards (i.e. % getting just WTC / just CTC / both, % getting disabled worker, severe disability, 30 hours, disabled child elements)?

Secondly, the report suggests that 51% of this cohort were entitled to Transitional Protection. Assuming this refers to the Transitional Element, are there any documents relating to an analysis of why this is higher than the DWP were expecting?

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Service

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Dear Rachel Service,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 17th

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team