Universal Credit

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publish monthly Universal Credit statistics by local authority boundary. The chief statistician for the DWP designated these as official statistics from August 2023. The data can be sourced from the DWP's Stat-Xplore online data selection tool. The bulk of the transition to Universal Credit is estimated to be completed by 2024/25 with the migration of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) cases estimated to continue until 2028/29. See GOV.UK web page.

Please note that the 16-64 working age population estimates have been updated with the rebased mid-year population estimates from 2015 to 2021 in this analysis.  These rebased population estimates now align with the results from the 2021 Census.  The proportions, which use the 16-64 population estimates as denominators, may be different to the proportions previously reported on this web page. The proportions were updated as from the analysis of the March 2024 Universal Credit data (revised) published on this web page on 24 May 2024. 

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Please see the bottom of the web page for notes on 16-64 denominators, January 2016 to December 2018 revisions, Universal Credit full service rollout notes and excel data file

Summary for March 2024, revised (final) data

March 2024 Universal Credit numbers and proportions

In March 2024, the proportion of persons aged 16-64 on Universal Credit (UC) was 17.5% in the Lancashire-12 area, 19.3% in the Lancashire-14 area and 18.7% in the North West region. These were all higher than the Great Britain proportion of 16.1%.

Blackpool (28.1%) had the highest UC total proportion in GB (out of 350 local authorities). Burnley (26.5%) had the fourth highest. Blackburn with Darwen (25.8%), Hyndburn (24.8%) and Pendle (24.2%) were ranked in the in the top 5% of the GB rankings.  The proportions for Preston (20.2%) and Rossendale (17.6%) were also above the GB proportion (16.1%). In contrast, Ribble Valley (8.7%) had the joint thirteenth lowest UC proportion in Great Britain, and the lowest proportion in the L-14 area and the North West region.

Please note that the number of local authorities in Great Britain has fallen from 363 to 350, owing to local government boundary changes in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset. In Cumbria, the former local authority areas of Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland now form the Cumberland unitary authority area.  The former local authority areas of Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland now form the Westmoorland and Furness unitary authority area.

Blackburn with Darwen (25,119 people) and Blackpool (24,490 people) had the largest and second largest UC totals in the Lancashire-14 area in March 2024.

Preston had the largest total number of persons on Universal Credit (19,526) within the Lancashire-12 area in March 2024, followed by Burnley (15,440), Lancaster (14,417), Pendle (14,034) and Hyndburn (12,578). Ribble Valley (3,205) had the lowest number of persons on Universal Credit in the area.

Renewed trend of increasing Universal Credit numbers from early 2022

The number of people on Universal Credit has generally been on the increase once again since early 2022. The pace of increase appears to have risen during the second half of 2023. Some Lancashire-14 areas started to increase at a faster rate in the summer of 2023 and others towards the end of 2023.  Much of the increase to the total number of people on Universal Credit since early 2022 has been driven by those in the 'Not in employment' UC category. However, since the summer/autumn period of 2023, the number of people within the 'In employment' UC category are also rising at an accelerated pace.

The percentage increase in the number of people on Universal Credit in the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas has risen at a greater pace than in GB as a whole. This is apparent over both the previous month and the previous year. This difference is also evident for both of the UC 'Not  in employment' and 'In employment' sub-categories.

Lancashire-12 summary

Total number of people on Universal Credit

In March 2024, the total number of people on Universal Credit (UC) in the Lancashire-12 area (L-12) was 132,146 persons or 17.5% of persons aged 16-64 (GB = 16.1%).

L-12 numbers rose by 4,776 persons or 3.7% between February 2024 and March 2024. The GB rise was 2.2%. The L-12 total proportion rose by 0.7 percentage points over the month. The GB proportion rose by 0.4 percentage points. 

The L-12 UC total rose by 20,435 persons or 18.3% over the year (GB increase was 12.7%) and the L-12 proportion increased by 2.7 percentage points. The GB proportion rose by a lower 1.8 percentage points over the year.  

People within the Universal Credit 'Not in employment' sub-category  

The L-12 'Not in employment' UC category figure was 80,709 persons in March 2024, or 10.7% of persons aged 16-64 (GB = 10.0%). This category accounted for 61.1% of the UC total.

The number of people within the 'Not in employment' UC category increased by 2,636 persons or 3.4% over the month (GB rise = 1.9%) and increased by 11,838 persons or 17.2% over the year (GB rise = 13.2%).

The L-12 'Not in employment' proportion increased by 0.4 percentage points over the month and by 1.6 percentage points over the year.  The GB proportion rose by a lower 0.2 percentage points over the month and by a lower 1.2 percentage points over the year. 

People within the Universal Credit 'In employment' sub-category

The L-12 'In employment' UC category sub-total was 51,412 persons in March 2024, or 6.8% of persons aged 16-64 (GB = 6.1%).  This category accounted for 38.9% of the UC total.

The number of people within the L-12 'In employment' UC category increased by 2,115 persons or 4.3% over the month (GB rise = 2.5%) and increased by 8,563 persons or 20.0% over the year (GB rise = 11.9%).

The L-12 'In employment' proportion rose by 0.3 percentage points over the month and was 1.1 percentage points higher in March 2024 than it was in March 2023.  The GB proportion rose by a lower 0.2 percentage point over the month and by a lower 0.7 percentage points over the year. 

Lancashire-14 summary 

Total number of people on Universal Credit

For the Lancashire-14 area (L-14), the Universal Credit total was 181,755 persons or 19.3% of persons aged 16-64 in March 2024 (GB = 16.1%).

The L-14 total numbers increased by 6,530 people (3.7%) over the month (GB rise = 2.2%). The L-14 UC total proportion rose by 0.7 percentage points over the month (the GB proportion rose by 0.4 percentage points).

The L-14 UC total rose by 27,445 persons or 17.8% over the year (GB increase = 12.7%) and the L-14 proportion increased by 2.9 percentage points. The GB proportion rose by a lower 1.8 percentage points over the year. 

People within the Universal Credit 'Not in employment' sub-category  

The L-14 'Not in employment' UC category figure was 112,647 persons in March 2024, or 12.0% of persons aged 16-64 (GB = 10.0%). This category accounted for 62.0% of the UC total.

The number of people within the L-14 'Not in employment' UC category increased by 3,452 persons or 3.2% over the month (GB rise = 1.9 %) and increased by 16,0.34 persons or 16.6% over the year (GB rise = 13.2%).

The L-14 'Not in employment' proportion increased by 0.4 percentage points over the month and by 1.7 percentage points over the year.  The GB proportion rose by a lower 0.2 percentage points over the month and by a lower 1.2 percentage points over the year. 

People within the Universal Credit 'In employment' sub-category

The L-14 'In employment' UC category sub-total was 69,074 persons in March 2024, or 7.3% of persons aged 16-64 (GB = 6.1%).  This category accounted for 38.0% of the UC total.

The number of people within the L-14 'In employment' UC category increased by 3,043 persons or 4.6% over the month (GB rise = 2.5%). The L-14 'In employment' UC category was 11,364 persons (19.7%) higher in March 2024 than it was in March 2023 (GB rise = 11.9%).

The L-14 'In employment' proportion increased by 0.3 percentage points over the month and was 1.2 percentage points greater in March 2024 than it was in March 2023. The GB proportion rose by a lower 0.2 percentage points over the month and by a lower 0.7 percentage points over the year. 

Great Britain summary

Total number of people on Universal Credit

In Great Britain, there was a total of 6,595,497 people on Universal Credit (16.1%) in March 2024. GB numbers rose by 140,137 persons (2.2%) over the month and by 745,736 persons (12.7%) over the year. The GB proportion rose by 0.4 percentage points over the month and by 1.8 percentage points over the year.

People within the Universal Credit 'Not in employment' sub-category

The GB 'Not in employment' UC category figure was 4,103,851 persons in March 2024, or 10.0% of persons aged 16-64. This category accounted for 62.2% of the UC total.

The number of people within the GB 'Not in employment' UC category rose by 78,334 persons or 1.9% over the month and increased by 480,120 persons or 13.2% over the year. The GB 'Not in employment' proportion increased by 0.2 percentage points over the month and by 1.2 percentage points over the year.

People within the Universal Credit 'In employment' sub-category

The GB 'In employment' UC category sub-total was 2,491,648 persons in March 2024, or 6.1% of persons aged 16-64.  This category accounted for 37.8% of the UC total.

The number of people within the GB 'In employment' UC category increased by 61,803 persons or 2.5% over the month. The GB 'In employment' UC category was 265,615 persons (11.9%) higher in March 2024 than it was in March 2023.

The GB 'In employment' proportion increased by 0.2 percentage points over the month and was also 0.7 percentage points greater in March 2024 than it was in March 2023.

Table 1: Total number of persons on Universal Credit and rates (% of persons aged 16 to 64), March 2024 (revised), plus monthly and yearly changes - and changes from March 2020.  

Table 2: 'Not in employment' Universal Credit figures.  Table 3: 'In employment' Universal Credit figures.

Graph 1: People on Universal Credit, numbers for Lancashire-14 authorities - time series

Graph 2: People on Universal Credit, numbers for Great Britain, England and the North West region - time series

Graph 3: People on Universal Credit, rates (16-64 population) - time series

Note: Working age proportions produced by Business Intelligence, Lancashire County Council, using 2015 to 2020 rebased mid-year population estimates and 2021 mid-year population estimates. Mid-year population estimates for 2021 have been used from January 2021 onwards. Claimant numbers for the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas have been calculated by summing the relevant local authority figures.

Source: People on Universal Credit via DWP via Stat-Xplore, and Nomisweb (Population estimates / Projections) datasets for rebased 2015 to 2021 mid-year population estimates.

How to use the interactive table and graph functionality within the above dashboard.

Click on the column headings within the table to rank the data in that column. Click on the ID column heading to reset the table. Scroll across for more columns. Scroll up and down if required. Click on the diagonal double-ended arrow at the bottom right of the Power BI dashboard to enter full screen mode. Click the arrows next to the '1 to 6' label at the bottom of the dashboard to move through tables 1, 2 and 3, and graphs 1, 2 and 3. For the three time series graphs, select the geography required, then the variable(s) required (In employment/Not in employment/Total).

Summary continued

Monthly change in Universal Credit numbers and proportions

Between February 2024 and March 2024, increases to the Universal Credit (UC) totals were recorded in the Lancashire-12 area, the Lancashire-14 area and Great Britain.

Composition of monthly change by Universal Credit sub-category 

The February to March 2024 rise to the total UC numbers in the Lancashire-12 area (up 4,776 people), occurred because both the 'Not in employment' and the 'In employment' UC categories increased. The rise to the 'Not in employment' UC category (up 2,636 people, 3.4%) was greater than the increase to the 'In employment' UC category (up 2,115 people, 4.3%) in the L-12 area. Please note that the total may not sum owing to individual rounding at the UC sub-category level.

The increase within the Lancashire-14 area was also the result of both the 'Not In employment' and the 'In employment' UC categories increasing over the month. The UC 'Not In employment' category (up 3,452 people, 3.2%) was greater than the increase in the 'In employment' UC category (up 3,043 people, 4.6%) over the month. Please note that the total may not sum owing to individual rounding at the UC sub-category level.

In Great Britain, the monthly increase in the UC total (up by 140,137, 2.2%) again happened because both the UC sub-categories increased. The 'Not in employment' UC category rise (up 78,334 people, 1.9%) was greater than the increase to the 'In employment' UC category (up 61,803 people, 2.5%). Please note that the total may not sum owing to individual rounding at the UC sub-category level.

All of the individual local authority areas within the Lancashire-14 area recorded increases to the total number of people on Universal Credit over the month.

Of the 14 monthly increases to the totals, the GB, L-12 and L-14 pattern of changes (ie the increase to the 'Not in employment' UC category being greater than the increases to the 'In employment' UC category) was evident in nine of the L-14 areas.  Fylde, Lancaster, Wyre and West Lancashire and recorded increases to their 'Not in employment' UC category that were lower than the increases to the 'In employment' UC category. Blackpool was the only Lancashire-14 area to see a fall to the 'Not in employment' UC category (-1 person, 0.0%). The Blackpool 'In employment' UC category rose by 344 people (4.2%).

Monthly percentage change in total Universal Credit numbers

Between February 2024 and March 2024, the total number of people on Universal Credit increased by 3.7% in both the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas. These increases were greater than the GB rise (2.2%) and North West increase (2.7%).

All of the Lancashire-14 local authority areas saw increases to the total number of people on Universal Credit over the month, ranging from a rise of 6.1% in Pendle, down to a rise of 1.4% in Blackpool

Monthly change in total Universal Credit numbers

Blackburn with Darwen (up 1,408 people, 5.9%) saw the largest increase in total numbers over the month, followed by Pendle (up 809 people, 6.1%), Preston (up 780 people, 4.2%), Burnley (up 608 people, 4.1%) and Hyndburn (up 586 people, 4.9%).  

Monthly change in total Universal Credit proportions

The total UC proportion rose by 0.7 percentage points over the month in both the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas. These increases were greater than those see in Great Britain (0.4 percentage points) and the North West (0.5 percentage points).

All of the Lancashire-14 areas saw monthly increases to their UC total proportions with eight of these rising by more than the GB increase of 0.4 percentage points.  

The proportions for Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle increased the greatest within the area, each rising by 1.4 percentage points, followed by Burnley and Hyndburn where the proportions each rose by 1.1 percentage points.   

Yearly change in Universal Credit numbers and proportions

Yearly percentage change in total Universal Credit numbers

Between March 2023 and March 2024, the total number of people on Universal Credit increased by 18.3% in the Lancashire-12 area, 17.8% in the Lancashire-14 area, 14.6% in the North West region and 12.7% in Great Britain.

All Lancashire-14 areas saw increases to their total Universal Credit numbers over the year.

Twelve of the Lancashire-14 areas saw yearly percentage increases to their totals that were greater than the GB rise of 12.7%. Of these, Pendle (30.3%), Blackburn with Darwen (26.1%), Ribble Valley (22.8%), (Hyndburn (21.6%) and Rossendale (21.6%) recorded the largest percentage increases over the year. Lancaster (10.2%) and Blackpool (8.0%) saw the lowest yearly percentage increases in the area.

Yearly change in total Universal Credit numbers

Blackburn with Darwen (up 5,198 people, 26.1%) saw the largest increase in total UC numbers over the year within the Lancashire-14 area, followed by Pendle (up 3,263 people, 30.3%), Preston (up 3,164 people, 19.3%), Burnley (up 2,314 people, 17.6%) and Hyndburn (up 2,238 people, 21.6%). Ribble Valley (up 595 people, 22.8%) recorded the lowest yearly increases in total numbers in the area.

Yearly change in total Universal Credit proportions

The total UC proportion rose by 2.9 percentage points between March 2023 and March 2024 in the Lancashire-14 area, and by 2.7 percentage points in the Lancashire12 area. These increases were greater than the rise of 2.4 percentage points in the North West and 1.8 percentage points rise in Great Britain.

All of the Lancashire-14 areas recorded increases to their total Universal Credit proportions over the year with 11 of these rising by more than the GB increase of 1.8 percentage points. Pendle saw the largest yearly rise of 5.6 percentage points in the area, followed by Blackburn with Darwen (up 5.3 percentage points),  Hyndburn (up 4.4 percentage points),  Burnley (up 4.0 percentage points) and Preston (up 3.3 percentage points).  Lancaster recorded the smallest yearly increase in the area of 1.5 percentage points.  

Composition of the yearly change by Universal Credit sub-category 

Between March 2023 and March 2024, the total number of people on Universal Credit has increased in Great Britain and the North West, both of the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas, and all of the Lancashire-14 local authority areas.  

The 'Not in employment' UC category accounts for roughly three-fifths of the UC total. 

Over the year, in Great Britain, the percentage increase in the 'Not in employment' UC category numbers (13.2%) was slightly greater than the percentage rise in the 'In employment' UC category (11.9%). The GB 'Not in employment' proportion rose by 1.2 percentage points over the year and the GB 'In employment' proportion rose by 0.7 percentage points.

Previously, between early 2022 and mid to late 2023, the difference in the yearly percentage change to the 'Not in employment' UC category numbers was much greater than the yearly percentage rise in the 'In employment' UC category. For example, between July 2022 and July 2023, the GB 'Not in employment UC category rose by 11.2% (proportion up 0.9 percentage points) and the 'In employment' category increased by just 0.9% (the proportion was unchanged). The scale of the difference in the increases for the two UC sub-categories was similar in the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas between July 2022 and July 2023.

Between March 2023 and March 2024, the GB percentage increases to the number of people in the UC sub-categories were reversed in the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas and 12 of the Lancashire-14 local authority areas. Although the percentage increases are higher for the 'In employment' UC category in these areas, the increase in actual numbers are larger for the 'Not in employment' UC category.  

In the Lancashire-12 area, the yearly percentage increase for the 'Not in employment' UC category was 17.2% (up 11,838 people). This was slightly lower than the percentage increase for the 'In employment' UC category that rose by 20.0% (up 8,563 people).  The L-12 'Not in employment' UC category proportion rose by 1.6 percentage points over the year and the L-12 'In employment' UC category proportion rose by 1.1 percentage points.

For the Lancashire-14 area, the yearly percentage increase for the 'Not in employment' UC category was 16.6% (up 16,034 people). This was slightly lower than the percentage increase for the 'In employment' UC category that rose by 19.7% (up 11,364 people).  The L-14 'Not in employment' UC category proportion rose by 1.7 percentage points over the year and the L-14 'In employment' UC category proportion rose by 1.2 percentage points.

All of the Lancashire-14 areas recorded yearly increases to both the 'Not in employment' UC category and the 'In employment' UC category. 

In ten of the Lancashire-14 areas, the percentage increase in the 'Not in employment' UC category numbers was more than the GB rise of 13.2%, with four of these being above 20.0%. Pendle saw the largest percentage increase (29.5%, up 2,024 people) for this category, followed by Blackburn with Darwen (22.6%, up 2,956 people), Hyndburn (20.8%, up 1,369 people) and Ribble Valley (20.4%, up 287 people). Lancaster saw the second lowest yearly percentage rise in the area (8.8%, up 707 people) and Blackpool lowest yearly percentage rise (8.5%, up 1,240 people) for this sub-category.

Seven of the Lancashire-14 areas saw their 'Not in employment' UC proportions rise by more than the GB increase of 1.2 percentage points over the year. Pendle (up 3.5 percentage points) saw the greatest yearly increase to the 'Not in employment' proportion within the area, followed by Blackburn with Darwen (up 3.0 percentage points), Hyndburn (up 2.7 percentage points) and Burnley (up 2.6 percentage points).  Lancaster and Ribble Valley saw the lowest yearly rises to their 'Not in employment' proportions in the area, each increasing by 0.8 percentage points.  

For the 'In employment' UC category, 13 of the Lancashire-14 areas recorded yearly percentage increases that were greater than the GB rise of 11.9%, with seven of these being above 20.0%. Blackburn with Darwen (32.8%, up 2,237 people) had the greatest yearly percentage increase in the area, followed by Pendle (31.5%, up 1,230 people), Rossendale (28.1%, up 651 people) and Ribble Valley (25.4%, up 306 people). Blackpool (7.0%, up 564 persons) was the only Lancashire-14 area to see a percentage increase that was below the GB rise (11.9%).

Eleven of the Lancashire-14 areas saw their 'In employment' UC proportions rise by more than the GB increase of 0.7 percentage points over the year. Blackburn with Darwen (up 2.3 percentage points) saw the greatest yearly increase to the 'In employment' UC proportion within the area, followed by Pendle (up 2.1 percentage points), Hyndburn (up 1.8 percentage points), Rossendale (up 1.5 percentage points) and Burnley (up 1.4 percentage points). Lancaster, Blackpool and West Lancashire saw the lowestrises to their 'In employment' proportions in the area over the year, each increasing by 0.7 percentage points.  

For 12 of the Lancashire-14 areas, the percentage increases to the 'Not in employment' UC category were lower than the percentage increases to the 'In employment' UC category.  Although the percentage increases are higher for the 'In employment' UC category in these areas, the increase in actual numbers are generally larger for the 'Not in employment' UC category.  Ribble Valley was the only Lancashire-14 area to see an increase to number of people within the 'In employment' UC category (up 306 people, 25.4%) that was greater than the increase to number of people in the 'Not in employment' UC category (up 287 people, 20.4%) – a difference of 19 people.  In Fylde, the increase in numbers were similar for both of the UC sub-categories ('Not in employment' up 474 people, 'In employment' up 470 people).   

Burnley and Blackpool were the only two Lancashire-14 areas where the percentage increases to the 'Not in employment' UC category were larger than the percentage increases to the 'In employment' UC category. 

Further analysis

Initial Covid-19 lockdown change between March 2020 and May 2020

Owing to the initial lockdown on 23 March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK economy subsequently experienced a sharp, deep recession. Recovery of the economy to its pre-pandemic level was achieved in Quarter 1 (January to March) of 2022. The economic downturn was reflected in a substantial rise in the number of people on Universal Credit between March 2020 and May 2020.

In the Lancashire-12 area, UC total numbers rose from 60,594 in March 2020 to 99,812 in May 2020 (+39,218 persons, +64.7%). The UC total proportion rose from 8.1% to 13.4% (up 5.3 percentage points).

In the Lancashire-14 area, numbers increased from 84,349 in March 2020 to 137,072 persons in May 2020 (+52,723 persons, +62.5%). The UC total proportion increased from 9.1% to 14.9% (up 5.8 percentage points).

In Great Britain, total numbers rose from 3,011,519 in March 2020 to 5,255,668 persons in May 2020 (+2,244,149 people, +74.5%). The UC total proportion rose from 7.4% to 12.9% (up 5.5 percentage points).   

'Not in employment' Universal Credit category: numbers, rates and change

For monthly and yearly changes in 'Not in employment' UC numbers and rates see the above dashboard for data and graphs

'In employment' Universal Credit category: numbers, rates and change

For monthly and yearly changes to 'In employment' UC numbers and rates see the above dashboard for data and graph

Notes on 16-64 denominators, January 2016 to December 2018 revisions and the Universal Credit full service rollout 

Notes on 16-64 denominators

The working age proportions for persons aged 16 to 64 years have been produced by Business Intelligence at Lancashire County Council, using 2015 to 2021 rebased mid-year population estimates.  The mid-year population estimates for 2021 have been used from January 2021 onwards. The number of people on Universal Credit for the Lancashire-12 and Lancashire-14 areas have been calculated by summing the relevant local authority area figures.

Important notice: data revised downwards from January 2016 to December 2018

The DWP has identified problems relating to individuals with multiple spells on Universal Credit (UC). Instead of showing multiple distinct periods of time when UC was claimed, individuals appear as if they had been on one long claim that started at the time of their original claim. In addition, owing to the input of incorrect dates, some individuals were recorded as being on UC for short periods before or after their genuine start and end dates.

The DWP has now resolved the above issues. As a result, the number of people on Universal Credit has been revised downwards from 8 January 2016 to 13 December 2018. The number removed increases over time, with 36,895 persons (2.4%) removed from the people on UC total at the GB level between the the provisional release of the December 2018 data (published in January 2019) and the revised release of the December 2018 data (published in February 2019). For the Lancashire-12 area, 1,292 persons (7.9%) were removed from the people on UC total over the same period, with downward revisions ranging from 7 people in Ribble Valley to 281 persons in Burnley, and 318 persons in Lancaster. Totals for previous months have also been corrected downwards. 

The issue was addressed in the 19th February 2019 Universal Credit Official Experimental Statistics publication. The DWP recommends that users do not use previously published Universal Credit Official Statistics for People on Universal Credit made between 8th January 2016 and 13th December 2018. Further details are contained the Statistical Notice published by the DWP on 19 February 2019.

Universal Credit full service provision rollout

Lancaster became a Universal Credit full service area in July 2016 – the first in the Lancashire-14 area. This means that persons can process claims online, rather than via the phone. More complex claims are also processed. The result was an acceleration in the number of persons claiming Universal Credit in Lancaster.

Burnley became a Universal Credit full service area in May 2017, West Lancashire in December 2017, and Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn in February 2018. Preston and South Ribble became Universal Credit full service areas in March 2018 and Chorley in April 2018. Pendle, Ribble Valley and Rossendale all became Universal Credit full service areas in July 2018. Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool were the last of the Lancashire-14 areas to transition to Universal Credit full service provision in September 2018.

 

Data

Page updated 24 May 2024