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Income Support lone parent regime statistics

Statistics on the Income Support lone parent regime (ISLP) including data on lone parent work-focused interviews and ISLP sanctions.

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The Income Support lone parent (ISLP) regime concerns work-focused interviews that we conduct with lone parents receiving Income Support and sanctions that we impose on them.

Latest release

We released the latest statistics on the Income Support lone parent regime on 25 February 2015.

Statistics include data for England, Scotland and Wales for the period up to the end of September 2014.

Main points

In the year up to and including September 2014, there were 595,900 work focused interviews (WFIs) conducted with lone parents claiming Income Support.

In the year up to and including September 2014, there were 42,500 sanctions imposed on lone parents claiming Income Support. These sanctions were imposed on 39,100 individual claims. This represents 5.7% of all ISLP claims that were live at some point during the 12 month period.

Data processing issue and corrections

Number of sanctions applied: overcount

We identified a minor issue with the processing of data which resulted in a slight overcount in the number of sanctions applied in the year to June 2014.

We corrected this data in the publication Income Support lone parent regime: data to June 2014 on 23 February 2015. This revision complies with UK Statistics Authority guidelines.

Work focused interview volumes: undercount

A methodological issue within the database production process has resulted in a marginal undercount of work focused interview volumes from November 2011 onwards.

As the undercount is small, we have published the statistics as normal. We are continuing investigations and will report the outcomes at the earliest opportunity. Depending on investigations, we may revise statistics for the period after 2011.

Next release

May 2015

Coverage: Great Britain

Contacts and more information

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