Official Statistics

Income Support Lone Parent Regime statistics: May 2012

Figures on lone parent work-focused interviews (WFIs) and programme sanctions from April 2004 to December 2011.


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Key points from this release are:

  • 1,098,100 WFIs were conducted with income support lone parents (ISLPs)
  • 65,400 sanctions were imposed on ISLP customers
  • these .sanctions were imposed upon 59,500 individual claims, which represents 6.5% of the ISLP client base in the 12-month period

Coverage: Great Britain

Published 15 May 2012
Last updated 13 May 2013 + show all updates
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