Since the publication of the figures contained in this ad hoc statistical release, a technical issue has been corrected on the management information system used to produce the figures. The issue resulted in around 13% of claimants’ records being moved to a new loans system ahead of the introduction of the SMI loan scheme on 6 April and meant they were missing from the figures published in this release.
The issue has been corrected in the April 2018 release. No correction will be made to the earlier figures in this release. Figures for March and April are therefore not comparable.
This ad hoc publication provides data on communication with claimants on changes to SMI and claimants’ intentions on taking up a loan as at 21 March 2018. This includes: