Universal Credit In Crisis: Data for publication
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Universal Credit in Crisis: the data
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Explore the data behind JPIMedia Investigations' work into Universal Credit.
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Please note, since we finalised our investigation a small number of missing Freedom of Information responses have been received. We have updated our spreadsheet to include these, but totals may not correspond to those in our published articles.
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How to use this spreadsheet
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You can look at the data for a specific region by doing the following:
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1. Click on the tab you are interested in
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2. From the menu, select: Data -> Filter Views -> then choose a region
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Contents
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Tab One: Housing
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How many Universal Credit claimants in council housing are behind on their rent? How many have been evicted? How does this compare to Housing Benefit claimants?
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Here, we have figures for local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland as well as the Northern Ireland Housing Executive
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Source: FOI requests to local authorities
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Please note: We only sent FOI requests to those local authorities which still own council housing
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Tab Two: Cost to councils
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How much do Universal Credit claimants owe in council tax in your area? Has the council been able to quantify the overall cost of Universal Credit on its finances?
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Figures here for councils in England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland, where local authorities are not responsible for rates collection and do not own social housing
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Source: FOI requests to local authorities
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