What we do

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers.

DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 13 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. Work Choice provider memos: 2015

    • Guidance
  2. New DWP postal addresses

    • Guidance

See all our publications

Our statistics

  1. List of upcoming ad hoc statistical releases

    • Official Statistics
  2. Cold Weather Payment statistics: 2015 to 2016

    • Official Statistics

See all our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Contact DWP

Jobcentre Plus

Contact your nearest office

The Pension Service

Contact your pension centre

Media enquiries

For journalists

Official address

Caxton House
Tothill Street


Address legal documents to DWP Litigation Division.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

Caxton House
Tothill Street


High profile groups within DWP

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in the Welsh language scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.