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Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 47643, tabled on 5 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on staff working on (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) appeals against Personal Independence Payment decisions in each year since 2012-13.

Answered on

26 September 2022

The information for the financial years covered by the request are detailed in the tables below:














Mandatory Reconsiderations






















Cost figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1m

Data Source: ABM

The cost figures quoted are estimated DWP level 1 operating costs, including both direct delivery staff and non-staff costs. Non-staff costs are only those costs incurred in local cost centres, relating to direct delivery staff.

Please note that the data supplied is from the Departmental Activity Based Models. This data is derived from unpublished management information, which was collected for internalDepartmental use only and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or OfficialStatistics publication standards. It should therefore be treated with caution. The Departmental Activity Based staffing models are a snapshot of how many people were identified as undertaking specified activities as assigned by line managers.

Appeals costs relate to the costs of processing the Appeals and include expenditure relating to DWP Presenting Officer who attend some Tribunals.

There were no PIP Mandatory Reconsiderations or Appeals costs for 2012/13, following the introduction of the benefit.