This statistical release includes data for England, Scotland and Wales.
The headline figures are:
- there were 7,260 conditionality sanctions applied to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants in the work-related activity group (WRAG) between 1 June 2009 and 31 May 2010
- there were 11,480 conditionality sanctions applied to ESA claimants in the WRAG between 1 June 2010 and 31 May 2011
Note that figures for 2009/10 are not comparable with future years due to ESA not starting until October 2008 and the benefit caseload building up from October 2008, in addition to policy changes during 2010/11.
Coverage: Great Britain