Department for Work and Pensions

Latest from the Department for Work and Pensions

  1. Universal Credit: help with managing your money
  2. Upcoming DWP research publications
  3. Access to Work: staff guide

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What the Department for Work and Pensions does

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 around 20 million claimants and customers.

DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 15 agencies and public bodies.

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News and communications

  1. Climate change: risks and opportunities
  2. Britain's jobs boom continues as wages rise
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Research and statistics

  1. Upcoming DWP research publications
  2. Cold Weather Payment estimates: 2019 to 2020
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. DWP statistics publication frequency: statistical notice
  2. DWP abstract of statistics consultation
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Housing Benefit subsidy audited final claims: April 2017 to March 2018
  2. DWP commercial pipeline at June 2019
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Contact DWP

Jobcentre Plus

Contact your nearest office
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The Pension Service

Contact your pension centre
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Disability Service Centre

Get advice or information about a claim you’ve already made for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.
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Media enquiries

For journalists
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Policy enquiries

Send a question to the DWP ministerial correspondence team.
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Address legal documents to DWP Litigation Division.
Contact your benefit office for enquiries about your benefit claim.

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 using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Caxton House
Tothill Street
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High profile groups within DWP

  1. Office for Disability Issues

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at DWP
  2. Working for DWP
  3. Jobs

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