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DWP statistics publication frequency: statistical notice

Statistical notice about a review of the frequency of publication of some benefit statistics.

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics team are reviewing the frequency of their publications with a view to reduce the number of releases each year. This will enable them to direct efforts into development of the statistics and the expansion of the scope and content of the publications.

DWP are reviewing the following statistics:

  • Benefit Cap Official Statistics – proposal is to move from quarterly to 6-monthly publication
  • Benefit Combinations Experimental Statistics – proposal is to move from quarterly to 6-monthly or annual publication
  • Housing Benefit Debt Recovery National Statistics – proposal is to move from 6-monthly to annual publication
  • Housing Benefit Speed of Processing Official Statistics – proposal is to move from quarterly to 6-monthly or annual publication

Let us know:

  1. Do you support the reduced frequency of release? If not, please tell us why this would affect you as a user of the statistics. Please be specific in providing your reasons.

  2. What are the best months to publish? Please let us know if you use the published data for any other publication or to make a decision that happens at a particular time in the year.

Email your feedback to stats-consultation@dwp.gov.uk, stating ‘Publication Frequency’ in your subject.

Reply by 8 October 2019.

Published 1 August 2019
Last updated 10 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. The email provided for this consultation was wrong. The correct email to send feedback to is: stats-consultation@dwp.gov.uk. The consultation documentation has now been updated with the correct email address.
  2. Revised information about the 'Benefit Combinations Experimental Statistics', to make it clearer what is in scope in the review.
  3. First published.