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Employment and Support Allowance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 124897, tabled on 24 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to collate and publish data relating to employment support allowance similar to that which is made available on personal independence payments.

Answered on

29 January 2018

The published Employment and Support Allowance, including Work Capability Assessment outcomes, and Personal Independence Payment statistics are very similar in coverage and include, for example: number of starts, number of claims in payment, characteristics of the claimants, and Mandatory Reconsiderations.

Quarterly statistics on Employment and Support Allowance, including Work Capability Assessment outcomes, and Personal Independence Payment are regularly published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about/statistics

The Department recently published its response to a consultation on future changes to Employment and Support Allowance: Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments as part of a wider consultaiton on Universal Credit that can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-statistics-background-information

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