Universal Credit is a concern when consideration is made for the 6 weeks delay on payment.
Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has said" those needing a cash advance would get one within five days - or on the same day in emergency cases."
Universal Credit has had a bumpy journey as I have indicated in many posts
The statistical data produced has shown a difficult journey for Universal Credit and yet so far it has only been applied to single claimants.
There are two systems in use at the moment.
Live & Full
It is possible using ONS and DWP systems to find out the full statistics for all areas.
"Official figures show 24% of new Universal Credit claimants wait longer than six weeks to be paid in full - causing many to fall behind on rent."