Official Statistics

Benefit sanctions statistics to January 2018

Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit sanctions, data to January 2018

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Benefit sanctions statistics to January 2018

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Data tables: benefit sanctions statistics to January 2018

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Quarterly official and experimental publication providing sanctions statistics for:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Universal Credit

Find further breakdowns of these statistics in Stat-Xplore, an online tool for exploring some of the Department for Work and Pensions’ main statistics. You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own customised tables and charts.

Find further information about the sanctions process, source of these statistics and the publication rounding policy in the background information and methodology documents.

Published 15 May 2018
Last updated 23 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have identified a small error in the data processing carried out for the latest version of the Benefit Sanction Statistics (BSS) which was published on Tuesday 15 May 2018. This has resulted in the latest 3 months of the JSA rate being reported slightly lower than it should have been. The correct rates are now available either from the publication or the ODS supplementary tables.
  2. Published revised data tables. Table 3.6 has been annotated that the data on sanction decisions where the Decision Type is an Appeal should be treated with caution. This data is currently under investigation due to a potential issue with the under-recording of Appeal decisions where the Decision Outcome is Adverse.
  3. First published.