Universal Credit in Lancaster City Council region

Matty Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Lancaster City Council

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Dear Lancaster City Council,

Please provide the answer to this freedom of information request:

1) How many individuals in the Lancaster City Council region currently declare themselves as unemployed, and are thus in receipt of Universal Credit / Job Seekers Allowance?

2) How many of the individuals listed in point 1 made an initial claim for Universal Credit in the past 12 calendar months?

3) How many individuals have declared they are now earning income above the level which Universal Credit would be supplied, and are thus no longer in receipt of payments?

4) What is the longest continuous length of time (without any period of employment) an individual has been claiming Universal Credit from Lancaster City Council due to lack of employment but is capable of working?

Thank you for taking the time to answer this question.

Yours faithfully,

Matty Lee

info, Lancaster City Council

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Dear Mr Lee,

Freedom of Information Request - Ref: FOI 0812

Thank you for your request received on 8th February 2017 in which you
asked for the following information from the City Council:

 

1)    How many individuals in the Lancaster City Council region currently
declare themselves as unemployed, and are thus in receipt of Universal
Credit / Job Seekers Allowance?

2)    How many of the individuals listed in point 1 made an initial claim
for Universal Credit in the past 12 calendar months?

3)    How many individuals have declared they are now earning income above
the level which Universal Credit would be supplied, and are thus no longer
in receipt of payments?

4)    What is the longest continuous length of time (without any period of
employment) an individual has been claiming Universal Credit from
Lancaster City Council due to lack of employment but is capable of
working?

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Response

 

We do not hold this information. Universal Credit is administered by the
Department for Work and Pensions, who can be contacted on the below email
address:

 

[1][email address]

 

 

If this response is unsatisfactory to you, please contact this office. For
details of how to appeal a decision we have made, see below.

 

 

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Internal Audit & Assurance Manager (Resources)

Lancaster City Council

Town Hall

Dalton Square

Lancaster

LA1 1PJ

 

Email:  [2][Lancaster City Council request email]

 

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Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

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Website:  [3]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Clay Garland

Information Governance Assistant

Resources; Information Governance

Lancaster City Council

Town Hall, Dalton Square, LA1 1PJ

(: (01524) 582204

8: [4][email address]

 

 

[5]www.lancaster.gov.uk

 

 

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