Benefit sanctions statistics: publication strategy

Details of planned changes to official statistics on benefit sanctions.



The Department for Work and Pensions publishes official statistics about benefit sanctions. This document explains our strategy to improve these statistics.

Published 19 April 2016
Last updated 15 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version to support the latest release of benefit sanctions statistics.
  2. Published revised 'Benefit sanction statistics: publication strategy'. Revised version includes information on the publication of statistics on durations and a point-in-time rate for ESA and Universal Credit. Also states medical conditions for ESA claimants with a sanction decision are available on Stat-Xplore.
  3. Published revised 'Benefit sanction statistics: publication strategy'.
  4. Published a revised version, including information about the response to the Public Accounts Committee on the sanctions statistics publication strategy.
  5. First published.