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200,000 more people in work under Universal Credit? The government can’t know the answer

200,000 more people in work under Universal Credit? The government can’t know the answer

By Joseph O'Leary

200,000 more people in work under Universal Credit? Universal Credit will mean 200,000 more people will be in work when it’s fully rolled-out. “When Universal Credit is rolled out fully, 200,000 more people will be in work”. At the moment Universal Credit claimants are predominantly single people without children, and the incentives to work are different for different groups of claimants. The NAO said:“The Department will never be able to measure whether Universal Credit actually leads to 200,000 more people in work, because it cannot isolate the effect of Universal Credit from other economic factors in increasing employment”.