Households on Universal Credit Dashboard
Latest data up to May 2021 by DWP
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As Universal Credit expands the number of households claiming continues to grow.
Figure 1: Number of households claiming Universal Credit, Aug 15 to May 21
Figure 2: Number of households claiming Universal Credit by payment indicator, Aug 15 to May 21
85% of households in Great Britain who were claiming Universal Credit in May 2021 were receiving a payment
Figure 3: Proportion of households claiming Universal Credit who were receiving a payment by Family Type, May 21.
Figure 4: Number of households claiming Universal Credit who were receiving a payment by Monthly Award Amount Bands, May 21.