This statistical release includes data for England, Scotland and Wales.
The headline figures are:
- there were 11,790 conditionality sanctions applied to ESA claimants in the work-related activity group (WRAG) between 1 December 2009 and 30 November 2010
- there were 10,130 conditionality sanctions applied to ESA claimants in the WRAG between 1 December 2010 and 30 November 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