Consultation outcome

Proposed cessation of 'Income related benefits: estimates of take-up' statistics

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

As a result of the responses received the government has decided to continue with the publication.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation invited comments on DWP's proposal to cease publication of the annual 'Income related benefits: estimates of take-up' report.


Consultation description

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) produces a wealth of statistics on a regular basis in standard publications, as well as producing additional ad-hoc analyses in response to identified needs. The department constantly aims to keep statistics relevant and useful. In the current climate, with increasingly limited resources, it is critically important that our statistical outputs reflect our users’ priorities.

Statistics on ‘income related benefits: estimates of take-up’ are published here:

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