These are the official statistics relating to the Income Support lone parent (ISLP) regime. They contains figures on lone parent work-focused interviews (WFIs) and ISLP sanctions up to September 2013.
In the year up to and including September 2013, we conducted 611,500 work-focused interviews with lone parents in receipt of Income Support.
In the year up to and including September 2013, we imposed 43,800 sanctions on lone parents in receipt of Income Support. These sanctions were imposed upon 40,200 individual claims. This represents 5.3% of the Income Support lone parent client base in that 12 month period.
Due to a coding error, an overcount in the total number of sanctions imposed has been reported in the data released from February 2013 onwards. The figures in the 4 previous releases have been revised down accordingly as has the number of sanctions for 2012-13 in table 2 of this publication. This has had no impact on the reported number of claims sanctioned, nor the proportion of claims sanctioned statistic.
A small undercount
A small undercount has affected these statistics.