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Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2017

Historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data usually consistent with the annual Spring and Autumn Budgets.

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Outturn and forecast: Autumn Budget 2017 (ODS)

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Outturn and forecast: Autumn Budget 2017 (XLS)

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Outturn and forecast: Spring Budget 2017 (ODS)

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Outturn and forecast: Spring Budget 2017 (XLS)

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Long-term projections of pensioner benefits

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Long-term projections of pensioner benefits: tables

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Benefit expenditure by country and region, 1996/97 to 2016/17 (ODS)

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Benefit expenditure by country and region, 1996/97 to 2016/17 (XLS)

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Benefit expenditure by local authority, 2002/03 to 2016/17 (ODS)

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Benefit expenditure by local authority, 2002/03 to 2016/17 (XLS)

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Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary constituency, 2010/11 to 2016/17 (ODS)

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Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary constituency, 2010/11 to 2016/17 (XLS)

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DLA expenditure by reported medical condition and rate paid, 2002/03 to 2016/17

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PIP expenditure by reported medical condition, 2013/14 to 2016/17

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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit expenditure by local authority, 1996/97 to 2016/17

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State Pension expenditure by country of residence, 1995/96 to 2016/17

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Gross benefit expenditure by month, 2013/14 to 2016/17

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Data Source

Stat-Xplore is an online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics. You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own tables and charts.

The move to publishing benefit data using Stat-Xplore, instead of the DWP Tabulation Tool, has involved adopting a new disclosure control methodology. This is in line with other benefits published using Stat-Xplore. The data still comes from the same source, but there may be small differences in the outputs displayed using the tool when compared to the statistical tables we’ve previously published.

Outturn and forecast tables

These tables are produced under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). They reflect the government’s delivery plans, and the OBR’s additional judgments as set out in their economic and fiscal outlook.

The ‘Outturn and forecast: Spring Budget 2017’ tables are consistent with the Budget 2017 economic and fiscal outlook – 8 March 2017.

The ‘Outturn and forecast: Autumn Budget 2017’ tables are consistent with the Autumn Budget 2017 economic and fiscal outlook – 22 November 2017.

Long-term projections of pensioner benefits

These tables update projections of pensioner benefit expenditure published in July 2015. These projections:

  • include the new State Pension reforms which became law as part of the Pensions Act 2014
  • are consistent with the projections published by the OBR in the January 2017 fiscal sustainability report published on 17 January 2017
  • take account of the 2014-based population projections published by the Office for National Statistics in October 2015
  • are illustrative, in that they are designed to show the overall fiscal sustainability of benefit policy, as it stands at 2021/22 (the end of the Autumn 2016 medium-term forecasts), including any future changes to benefits that have been announced at or before the Autumn Statement 2016, under a particular set of reasonable assumptions

More information

Historic expenditure figures may differ from those published in the accounts due to differing definitions and the inclusion of data that has become available since.

Historic caseload data comes from statistical reports. It may differ from previously published figures because these tables provide estimates for financial years, rather than point-in-time figures.

Some historical data may differ from that previously published where:

  • new information has become available
  • methods for estimating expenditure have been improved

Forecasts are made using a number of techniques appropriate to the particular benefits, taking into account demographic, economic, social and policy factors.

Read more detailed information and guidance on this data.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is currently investigating a discrepancy with the medical condition and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Incapacity Benefit (IB)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA)

While we assess the scale of this issue we have removed the ‘ESA expenditure by reported medical condition and phase of claim 2010/11 to 2016/17’ tables.

The updated tables will be published on this page.

Published 17 January 2017
Last updated 27 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed the data tables for 'ESA expenditure by reported medical condition and phase of claim 2010/11 to 2016/17', due to issues with the underlying data used in the tables.
  2. Revised Outturn and forecast: Autumn Budget 2017 tables in ODS and XLS formats. This is due to updates to the expenditure tables including more up-to-date information for some of the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) benefit expenditure, updates to the caseload tables to better reflect the Universal Credit and legacy benefit caseloads and due to including Social Fund expenditure figures in the income-related tables (Table 3a and b) as these had been omitted in error.
  3. Added the following new tables: 'Outturn and forecast: Autumn Budget 2017' and 'Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary constituency, 2010/11 to 2016/17'. Also published a revised version of the 'Benefit expenditure by local authority, 2002/03 to 2016/17' tables.
  4. Added the following new documents: 'Benefit expenditure by country and region, 1996/97 to 2016/17', 'Benefit expenditure by local authority, 2002/03 to 2016/17', 'DLA expenditure by reported medical condition and rate paid, 2002/03 to 2016/17', 'ESA expenditure by reported medical condition and phase of claim, 2010/11 to 2016/17', 'PIP expenditure by reported medical condition, 2013/14 to 2016/17', 'Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit expenditure by local authority, 1996/97 to 2016/17', 'State Pension expenditure by country of residence, 1995/96 to 2016/17' and 'Gross benefit expenditure by month, 2013/14 to 2016/17'
  5. Revised ''Outturn and forecast: Spring Budget 2017’ tables in ODS and XLS formats. The tables have been adjusted to use the financial year GDP spending published by the Office for Budget Responsibility on 23 March 2017, rather than centred end-March GDP spending.
  6. Added 'Outturn and forecast: Spring Budget 2017’ tables in ODS and XLS formats.
  7. First published.