These are the official statistics on the Income Support lone parent (ISLP) regime. They contain figures on lone parent work-focused interviews and ISLP sanctions up to December 2014.
In the year up to and including December 2014, there were 621,100 work focused interviews conducted with lone parents in receipt of Income Support.
In the year up to and including December 2014, there were 43,100 sanctions imposed on lone parents in receipt of Income Support. These sanctions were imposed upon 39,500 individual claims. This represents 5.9% of the Income Support lone parent claimant base in that 12 month period.
Data processing issue – resolved
A methodological issue within the database production process had resulted in a marginal undercount of work focused interview volumes from November 2011 onwards. This has been investigated and found to be making no material difference to the reported statistics.