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This DWP guidance aims to help local partners understand the process of getting data and to think about the information required.
This guide will help you better understand:
the key considerations and constraints that frame what data can be provided
how to access the ‘small area’ data that DWP and other Government Departments already make publicly available
how to assess whether a formal data sharing request to DWP would be worthwhile if published data is not sufficient
how to prepare to succeed in the application process.
This guidance is not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice on particular issues.