DWP statistics: policies and procedures

This collection brings together the policies and procedures for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics.

The department follows the policies and procedures in the documents listed here.

DWP also complies with the UK Statistics Authority code of practice for official statistics.

There is more about our statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.


Published 11 September 2013
Last updated 19 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the DWP statistical work programme - this provides information on planned changes to future releases of Department for Work and Pensions official statistics.

  2. Added a link to the DWP statistics user engagement strategy - this sets out how DWP intends to increase the quantity and quality of user engagement with the statistics it produces.

  3. Published 'Benefit sanction statistics: publication strategy'.

  4. First published.