On 15th October 2015 the Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd Tim Thornton, received a written answer to a question on short term benefit advances.
The Lord Bishop of Truro: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish data on the number of claims and
awards of Short Term Benefit Advances and Universal
Credit Short Term Advances.
Lord Freud: The information you have requested is
not currently available. The Department published its
strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal
Credit (UC) in September 2013. As outlined in the
strategy, officials are currently quality assuring data for
UC therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list
of what statistics will be provided in the future. These
statistics however will be published in accordance with
the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for official