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Access to Work Programme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 119975, tabled on 24 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department collates data on the number of people in receipt of Access to Work support by (a) size of their employer, (b) age group, (c), gender, (d), ethnicity and (e) type of disability; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

2 December 2020

The Department does collate data on the number of people in receipt of Access to Work support by (a) size of their employer, (b) age group, (c) gender and (e) type of disability. Data on the number of people in receipt of Access to Work support by (d) ethnicity is not collected.

Where the data has been collated, this information has been provided below.

When answering your question, please note that we have interpreted “receipt of Access to Work support” as receipt of at least one Access to Work payment.

(a) The number of people in receipt of Access to Work payment by employer size in 2018/19 is:

Total number of employees

Total number of people who receive Access to Work in 2018/19

1 to 49

10,220

50 to 249

2,000

249+

23,610

Not recorded

410

Note that figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

For parts (b), (c) and (e), Table 8 of the Access to Work statistics shows the number of people who have received an Access to Work payment broken down by age group, gender and primary medical condition.

The latest Access to Work statistics can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/access-to-work-statistics-april-2007-to-march-2020

Background

The number of people in receipt of Access to Work payment by employer size in 2019/20 is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.