Collection

Work Programme statistics

Statistics on people joining the Work Programme, participants achieving defined periods in work and participants completing the programme.

The Work Programme was launched throughout Great Britain in June 2011 and is part of a number of welfare to work reforms aimed at getting unemployed people into sustained work.

It uses private and public companies, called providers, to find work for claimants transferred to them from Jobcentre Plus at specified points in their claim. The providers are primarily paid for defined outcomes related to sustained employment.

The Employment programme support official statistics page includes more information about the Work Programme and Pre-Work Programme and how they fit together.

Statistical releases

Releases of Work Programme national statistics are aligned to financial years, with publications in September, December, March and June, published within 3 months of the reporting period.

Find links to other related DWP research reports and statistical analyses on the Employment programme support official statistics page.

Find dates of future Work Programme statistical summary releases.

There are a large number of tables and animated charts which enable you to get more detail on Work Programme referrals, attachments, job outcome payments and sustainment payments. These are provided via:

For further information refer to:

  1. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 31 March 2015

    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 31 December 2014

    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 30 September 2014

    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 30 June 2014

    • Statistics
  5. Work Programme statistical summary: data to December 2013

    • Statistics
  6. Work Programme statistical summary: data to September 2013

    • Statistics
  7. Work Programme statistical summary: data to June 2013

    • Statistics
  8. Work Programme statistical summary: data to March 2013

    • Statistics
  9. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, February 2013

    • Statistics
  10. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: November 2012

    • Statistics
  11. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: August 2012

    • Statistics
  12. Work Programme: unvalidated job outcome payments to June 2014

    • Statistics
  13. Employment programme support official statistics

    • Statistics
  14. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: May 2012

    • Statistics
  15. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: February 2012

    • Statistics

Guidance

Our background information note gives context and information on the processes involved in developing and releasing the national statistics including information on the quality, revisions and known issues.

  1. Work Programme official statistics: background information note

    • Statistics

Consultation and feedback

Complete our Work Programme statistics questionnaire to tell us what you think about our statistics.

Join the ‘Welfare and benefits’ community at www.statsusernet.org.uk. We’ll post announcements and background information in this forum. You can also use the forum to discuss statistical issues with other users.

To give feedback on the tabulation tool and data visualisation tool email stats-consultation@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Adam Pearce
Information, Governance and Security Directorate
Department for Work and Pensions
Room BP5201
Benton Park Road
Longbenton
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE98 1YX

We ran a consultation in 2013 on how Work Programme statistics are presented. Read the outcome of this consultation below.

  1. How Work Programme statistics after June 2013 are presented

    • Consultation outcome