Strategy, Aims and Effects of Universal Credit on the UK Labour Market

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to request information regarding the intended and actual effects of Universal Credit on the UK labour market.

Please provide me with:

- Any internal strategy documents, aims, or objectives relating to how Universal Credit is intended to impact the labour market, such as increasing employment levels.

- Statistics, data, or reviews on actual measurable outcomes of how Universal Credit has affected the labour market, such as claimant unemployment and employment rates.

- Minutes, briefings, or correspondence from DWP ministers or senior officials discussing or reviewing Universal Credit's impacts on the labour market.

- Any studies commissioned or undertaken by the DWP on evaluating Universal Credit's efficacy in producing desired effects on the labour market.

- Information on how the DWP measures and tracks Universal Credit's outcomes relating to the labour market.

I believe this information will help improve public understanding of how Universal Credit aims to interact with and influence the UK's employment levels.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, please cite specific exemptions allowing any information to be withheld. I look forward to your response within 20 working days.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Stephen Campbell

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Dear Stephen Campbell,

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

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team