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Universal Credit 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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Universal Credit sanctions statistics: background information and methodology

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The benefit sanctions statistics show the number of decisions made to apply a sanction to those on Universal Credit and the outcomes of the sanction process.

Published 17 May 2017
Last updated 21 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version of 'Universal Credit sanctions statistics: background information and methodology'. The new version is dated February 2018 and has been updated to support the latest release of sanctions statistics.
  2. Clarified the paragraph at the end of page 4 about how sanctions reduce Universal Credit.
  3. Published a revised version of 'Universal Credit sanctions statistics: background information and methodology'. The new version is dated November 2017 and has been updated to support the latest release of sanctions statistics.
  4. Published a revised version of the background information and methodology - dated August 2017.
  5. First published.