Historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data 2013.
This page contains historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data for people receiving benefits, consistent with the Budget and Autumn Statement 2013.
Some tables previously shown on this page have been removed. They have been superseded by updated versions in the Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2014 publication.
Historic figures have been collated from departmental reports and accounts of DWP and its predecessor departments, and make use of statistical data collected from DWP’s benefit administration systems where necessary to provide further disaggregation.
Historic expenditure figures may differ from those published in the accounts due to differing definitions and the inclusion of data that has become available since. Historic caseload data also comes from statistical reports, although may differ from published figures because these tables provide estimates for financial years, rather than point-in-time figures. Some historical information will differ from that previously published on these pages where either:
- new information has become available
- methods for breaking down expenditure have been improved.
Forecasts published here are consistent with the 2013 Economic and Fiscal Outlook for Autumn Statement or Budget unless specified otherwise. They are produced under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Office for Budget Responsibility.
From 2013, a welfare spending table containing benefit and tax credit expenditure for DWP, HM Revenue and Customs and predecessors is included, covering Great Britain.
We have produced forecasts using a number of techniques appropriate to the particular benefits, taking into account demographic, economic, social and policy factors.
Updates to sub-national tables rely on the availability of published caseloads and accounts information. We will next update these tables to include 2013 to 2014 spending on the later of:
- OBR’s public sector finance release date in September 2014
- the first public sector finance release date following the publication of the DWP accounts 2013 to 2014