Benefit sanctions statistics: background information and methodology
Information about sanctions statistics and methodology including the purpose, source, definitions and limitations of the statistics covered.
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The sanctions statistics show the number of decisions made to apply a sanction to those on Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance and the outcomes of the sanction process.
Published: 16 November 2016
Updated: 16 August 2017
- Published revised 'Benefit sanctions statistics: background information and methodology'. The new version is dated August 2017 and includes information on durations and the latest sanction rate graphs for JSA and ESA. Also states medical conditions for ESA claimants with a sanction decision are available on Stat-Xplore.
- Published a revised version of 'Benefit sanctions statistics: background information and methodology'. The new version is dated May 2017 and includes information on Income Support statistics.
- Published a revised version of the background information and methodology PDF - new version is dated February 2017.
- First published.