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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/work-and-health-programme-statistics-publication-proposals/work-and-health-programme-statistics-publication-proposals
This consultation runs until 17 September 2018.
The Department for Work and Pensions is seeking views from users on our plans to publish regular statistics on the Work and Health Programme (WHP).
We would like you to tell us what additional WHP statistics you would like us to develop in the future and what you would use this additional information for.
This will help us to identify and prioritise the future development of WHP statistics, subject to the availability and quality assurance of the data.
Some developments may be more easy to achieve than others, and some may be hampered by the current availability of data or its quality. As a result, the time-frame within which these changes could be made is likely to vary.
Since November 2017 WHP (DWP’s new contracted employment provision) has helped people who have a disability, the long-term unemployed and certain early access disadvantaged groups find sustainable work.
From late autumn 2018 it is DWP’s intention to release regular WHP experimental statistics which will provide information about the number of:
- referrals to WHP
- starts to WHP
Over time, the statistics we release will expand, to include a range of additional information, for example, the number of job outcomes and the average amount of earnings that job outcomes relate to.
As WHP continues to rollout – and as more data becomes available – we would like to produce new breakdowns as part of our regular WHP statistical output.
As the rollout continues some of the existing employment scheme statistical series (for example, Work Programme and Work Choice) will naturally come to a close.
Scope of the consultation
The questionnaire outlines possible options to:
- define the range of regular WHP statistics
- identify statistical priorities for incorporation into the WHP publication
Within this overall plan, we are asking users which potential developments they would find most useful. We will consider all user requests and will use this information to help to prioritise our development work.
We have included a number of proposals, and some may be affected by the availability and completeness of the necessary data.
We will also need to make sure the data passes quality assurance checks before releasing any figures based on it.
When responding say whether you use, or would expect to use, these statistics yourself, or as part of your role within an organisation.
If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, tell us what sort of organisation it is. We have put a list of interest groups on the questionnaire for you to select from.
Rate each of the potential developments (from 1 to 3) based on how desirable or necessary you think they are:
- 1 – essential, and top priority
- 2 – highly desirable
- 3 – might be useful, but a lower priority
If appropriate, tell us why this additional information would be useful for you.
How to reply
Send your responses by 17 September 2018.
You can also post it to:
Statistics Development Team
Digital Data & Analytics
Department for Work and Pensions
Benton Park View
What happens next?
Following the consultation, we will publish information about the responses on GOV.UK, alongside details about what we’re planning to do.
We will also update our WHP statistics release strategy.
Confidentiality and Data Protection
Information provided in response to this statistical notice, including personal information, may be subject to publication or release to other parties or to disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes. These are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).
If you want information, including personal data that you provide to be treated as confidential, be aware that, under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence.
It would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances.