Publication scheme

Every government department has a publication scheme, which makes information available to the public about how it operates and how it spends its budget.

You don’t need to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for this information.

We have used the subject headings recommended by the Information Commissioner

Who we are and what we do

Our work

The information we publish is set into classes. These classes are:

Roles and responsibilities

Information about roles and responsibilities at DWP includes:

Policy development

You can find out about our policies at:

Legislation

Information about the legislation that impacts on DWP policies is available at legislation.gov.uk.

Organisations the department is responsible for, sponsors or works in partnership with

Organisations DWP works with include a number of agencies and public bodies.

Contacting the department

Visit contact us for all DWP contact details.

What we spend and how we spend it

Information about what we spend includes:

  • audit reports
  • pay and grading structures
  • hospitality and expenses
  • payments to suppliers
  • information about contracts

We publish this information in:

Our priorities

Read about our priorities to find out what we’re focusing on and how we’re doing.

How we make decisions

Major policy proposals and decisions

Read our policies to find out about our policy objectives and decisions.

Public consultations and government responses

Read our open and closed public consultations on GOV.UK.

Impact assessments

Access your impact assessments on GOV.UK.

Background information for major policy proposals and decisions

Information we gather to inform our policy proposals and decisions includes:

Meetings

We publish information about:

  • DWP meetings with external organisations
  • special advisers’ meetings

Internal manuals and guidance

Our policies and procedures

Customer service

Records management and personal data policies

Diversity and equality

Recruitment

Internal guidance

Lists and registers

The services we offer

Services for members of the public

DWP provides its customer services through operational organisations.

Services for partners and stakeholders

Information products

Media releases

Guides available on request

Some DWP publications are not available on the website. But you can ask the owner of the guide for a copy.

Records management policy

This policy document provides guidance to staff processing benefit claims to enable them to identify what documents and data should be retained, for how long and any exception to this. The policy also provides guidance to DWP staff on maintaining official records. It includes details about what significant records should be kept and managed in registered files and the management of other records.

Contact: knowledgeinformation.andrecordsmanagement@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

DWP Knowledge, Information and Records Management Team
Knowledge, Information Management and Devolution
Room 1S25
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UA

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) procedural guidance

This guidance is for JSA processors and other JSA staff. It provides end-to-end guidance on processing JSA claims. This guide is a large document consisting of a number of chapters. When requesting a copy of this, please tell us which chapters you are interested in.

Jobseeker’s Allowance procedural guidance – chapter guide

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact – sheffield.jsaguidanceteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Jobseeker's Allowance Guidance Team
Ground Floor
1 Hartshead Square
Sheffield
S1 2FD

Labour market conditions guide

This guidance is for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) staff and labour market decision makers on the labour market conditions for JSA and how to refer these. This guide is a large document consisting of a number of chapters. When requesting a copy of this, please tell us which chapters you are interested in.

Labour market conditions guide – chapter guide

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact – sheffieldrockinghamhouse.labourmarketproductsteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Jobseeker’s Allowance & Decision Making Appeals Team
Level 4
Rockingham House
West Street
Sheffield
S1 4ER