Official Statistics

Income Support lone parent regime: November 2013

Statistics on Income Support lone parent regime (ISLP) with figures on lone parent work-focused interviews and ISLP sanctions to June 2013.

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Statistics on Income Support lone parent regime (ISLP) with figures on lone parent Work Focused Interviews and ISLP sanctions to June 2013

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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 June 2013.

Main findings

In the year up to and including June 2013, we conducted 630,900 work-focused interviews with lone parents in receipt of Income Support.

In the year up to and including June 2013, we imposed 45,100 sanctions on lone parents in receipt of Income Support. These sanctions were imposed upon 41,700 individual claims. This represents 5.2% of the Income Support lone parent client base in that 12 month period.

Sanctions overcount

Due to a coding error, an overcount in the total number of sanctions imposed in the year up to and including June 2013 was published in this release. The figure has been revised to 45,100 (previously 61,500). A revision to Table 2 in the publication has been made with the number of sanctions in the year ending March 2013 being revised to 48,400 (previously 57,900). The error has had no impact on the number of claims sanctioned, nor the proportion of claims sanctioned statistic as it was produced using unaffected methodology.

A small undercount

A small undercount has affected these statistics.