Universal Credit is being introduced in phases. Over time there will be increasing numbers of Universal Credit claimants who are in work. Once fully rolled out there will be 7 million households in receipt of UC, of which around 3 million will include someone in work.
This is a radically different context in which DWP’s employment services will operate. For the first time it will be possible for the department to work with individuals to help them stay in employment and, where appropriate, support and encourage them to increase their earnings.