Universal Credit in Lancaster City Council region

Matty Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

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 in the Lancaster City Council region, over the past 12 calendar months?

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

Thank you for taking the time to answer this question.

Yours faithfully,

Matty Lee

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Dear Matty Lee,
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