Collection

Access to Work: statistics on recipients

Statistics on the numbers of disabled people being helped and continuing to benefit from Access to Work.

This collection was withdrawn on

We withdrew this collection because we’ve published a new series of experimental Access to Work statistics. This notice about Access to Work statistics explains why.

Delay to the Access to Work official statistics


There is a delay to the publication of the Access to Work official statistics, which were due for release in October 2016. The delay is a result of a detailed methodology review that has identified technical issues in the way the statistics are compiled. For further details please see the Access to Work statistical notice.

Work to resolve these issues is ongoing and there will be no publication in January 2017, the next scheduled quarterly publication date.

We will release a revised publication once we have resolved the technical issues. In advance of this, we will publish a statistical note with more detailed information on the revised publication’s content and associated changes in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

We will publish the revised release date for these statistics on this page and in our statistics release calendar.

Access to Work helps pay for practical support for disabled people and people who have a health or mental health condition so that they can:

  • start working
  • stay in work
  • start their own business

This statistical collection provides official statistics on the number of people benefiting from Access to Work. Each release contains statistics on the number of people helped and numbers who continue to receive support.

More information on Access to Work.

Access to Work: individuals helped to end of June 2016

There was a delay in the publication of these statistics, which were due for release in October 2016. For further details please see the Access to Work statistical notice.

We will publish the revised release date for these statistics on this page and in our statistics release calendar.

Contacts and more information

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Read information on the uses and users of the Access to Work statistics

Published 23 July 2013
Last updated 21 December 2016 + full page history
  1. Added a note stating there is a delay to the publication of the Access to Work official statistics, which were due for release in October 2016. There will also be no publication in January 2017, the next scheduled quarterly publication date.
  2. Published a note about a delay to the October 2016 official statistics publication.
  3. Added latest Access to Work statistics, (data to March 2016).
  4. Published latest Access to Work statistics, (data to December 2015).
  5. Published latest Access to Work statistics, (data to September 2015).
  6. Published 'Access to Work: individuals helped up to June 2015'.
  7. Published "Access to Work: individuals helped up to December 2014".
  8. Added latest statistics release 'Access to Work: individuals helped up to 30 Sept 2014' and 'Uses and users of Access to Work statistics'.
  9. Published latest statistics with data to end of June 2014.
  10. Published the July 2014 statistical release covering the period April 2013 to March 2014.
  11. Published the April 2014 statistical release covering the period April 2013 to December 2013.
  12. January release published covering the period April 2013 to September 2013
  13. Added latest official Access to Work statistics for the period April 2013 to June 2013.
  14. First published.