Alternative Claimant Count statistics: background information and methodology

Information about the Alternative Claimant Count statistics



This document provides an explanation of the purpose, coverage, construction, sources and limitations of the Alternative Claimant Count statistics.

Published 22 January 2019
Last updated 16 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Revised version, updated to support the latest release of Alternative Claimant Count statistics (published on 16 April 2019). Information has been added about a revision to the number of people on Universal Credit for the period January 2016 to November 2018. This has resulted in a revision to the Alternative Claimant Count statistics covering the same period. The revised document also includes a new image, this shows who is included in the Alternative Claimant Count.
  2. First published.