Official Statistics

Benefit sanctions statistics to October 2017

Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit sanctions: data to October 2017.

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Benefit sanctions statistics to October 2017

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Data tables: benefit sanctions statistics to October 2017

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Details

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, our online tool for exploring some of the Department for Work and Pensions’ main statistics. You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own 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.

Next release of these statistics

From May 2018, the publication of benefit sanctions statistics will move from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. This means the next release will be published on 15 May 2018, as will the supporting tables and the Stat-Xplore sanctions data. This is to align with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimant count publication dates. Further information can be found on the changes to ONS release timetable.

Published 21 February 2018
Last updated 23 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Revised Universal Credit tables containing geography breakdowns for benefit sanctions statistics made to October 2017.
  2. Added information that the publication of benefit sanctions statistics will move from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. This means the next release will be published on Tuesday 15 May 2018, as will the supporting data tables and the Stat-Xplore sanctions data.
  3. First published.