Nationwide Rollout of the In-Work Progression offer (UC)

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

At Autumn Statement 2022 it was announced that the government will proceed with the national rollout of the In-Work Progression ("IWP") offer within Universal Credit starting from Sep 2023.

Please can you provide any documents and information held by the Department relating to IWP and its rollout nationally. This includes:

a) details of what IWP will mean for UC claimants in terms of claimant responsibilities and potential sanctions.

b) details of how the rollout is planned to take place, and how it will interact with the Light Touch Regime (which is the conditionality regime for claimants earning in excess of the Administrative Earnings Threshold ("AET")).
For example, will the rollout involve a gradual increase in the level of the AET, until the AET is removed completely?

Yours faithfully,

Charles Ellinson

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J Roberts left an annotation ()

'For example, will the rollout involve a gradual increase in the level of the AET, until the AET is removed completely?'

UIN 94758 - 28/11/22

Jonathan Ashworth

'To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 32 of the Autumn Statement 2022, CP 751, published on 17 November 2022, whether the requirement for 600,000 additional in-work Universal Credit claimants to meet with work coaches will include a rise in the Administrative Earnings Threshold. '

Guy Opperman

'There are currently no plans to raise the Administrative Earnings Threshold (AET) beyond the equivalent of 15 hours at the national living wage (NLW).'


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Dear Charles Ellinson,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 21st

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team