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Pre-release access to DWP statistics

Job titles of people with pre-release access to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics and the organisations they belong to.

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We’ve published the DWP arrangements for pre-release access to statistics in the interests of openness and transparency.

Departments are required to publish this information by the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008. They must publish details of the statistical releases to which the order applies, the job titles of everyone who has pre-release access and the organisations to which they belong.

The pre-release access list is sometimes referred to as the PRA list.

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Published 23 May 2013
Last updated 18 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the benefit sanctions statistics. The latest release of sanctions statistics was published on 16 August 2022.

  2. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics. The next release of Universal Credit statistics will be published on Tuesday 16 August 2022 at 9:30am.

  3. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Maintenance Service statistics. The next release of Child Maintenance Service statistics will be published on 27 September 2022.

  4. Renamed 'Child and Working Tax Credits statistics' to 'Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit claimants: Statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of 2 children' and updated the list of officials.

  5. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Maintenance Service statistics. The latest release of Child Maintenance Service statistics was published today (28 June 2022).

  6. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the benefit cap statistics. The latest release of the benefit cap statistics was published today (21 June 2021) at 9:30am.

  7. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) statistics. The next release of SMI statistics will be published on 28 June 2022.

  8. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the fraud and error in the benefit system statistics. The latest release of fraud and error statistics was published today (26 May 2022).

  9. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the benefit sanctions statistics. The latest release of sanctions statistics was published on 17 May 2022.

  10. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics. The latest release of Universal Credit statistics was published today (17 May 2022) at 9:30am.

  11. Added a list of officials with pre-release access to the Employment of disabled people statistics. The latest release of these statistics was release in November 2021.

  12. Updated the lists of people who have pre-release access to the following statistics: Children in Low Income Families, Family Resources Survey, Households Below Average Income, Income Dynamics and Pensioners’ Incomes Series. Also added a list for new experimental statistics: Working-Age Absolute Low Income and Material Deprivation. The latest release of all these statistics were published yesterday (Thursday 31 March 2022).

  13. Updated the lists of people who have pre-release access to DWP statistics and removed out of date information.

  14. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics. The latest release of the statistics was published on 24 February 2022.

  15. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the benefit sanctions statistics. The latest release of sanctions statistics was published on 15 February 2022.

  16. Correction: the latest release of the Abstract of DWP benefit rate statistics will be published tomorrow, 25 January 2022 at 9.30am. The list of officials with pre-release access has been updated as originally stated.

  17. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Abstract of DWP benefit rate statistics. The latest release of the statistics has been published today, 25 January 2022.

  18. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI statistics. The next release of SMI statistics will be published on 11 January 2022.

  19. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) statistics. The latest release of DHP statistics was published on 16 December 2021.

  20. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Benefit cap statistics and Universal Credit statistics. The latest releases of these statistics were published today (14 December 2021) at 9:30am.

  21. Updated the pre-release access list for the Work and Health Programme statistics.

  22. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the benefit sanctions statistics. The latest release of sanctions statistics was published on 16 November 2021.

  23. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics. The latest release of Universal Credit statistics was published today (16 November 2021) at 9:30am.

  24. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the DWP benefit statistics. The latest release of these statistics was published in August 2021. The next release will be published in November 2021.

  25. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Access to Work statistics. The latest release of these statistics has been published today, 29 September 2021.

  26. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics. The latest release of these statistics has been published today, 26 August 2021.

  27. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Benefit sanctions statistics. The latest release of these statistics (with data to April 2021) was published on 17 August 2021.

  28. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Benefit cap statistics. The latest release of the Benefit cap statistics was published on 22 June 2021.

  29. Added a list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit claimants: statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on 15 July 2021 at 9:30am.

  30. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics. The latest release of these statistics has been published today, 27 May 2021.

  31. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to benefit sanctions statistics. The title of one official has changed from 'Head of Labour Market Policy, DWP' to 'Head of Conditionality and Sanctions Policy, DWP'. The latest release of benefit sanctions was published on 18 May 2021.

  32. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics. The latest release of Universal Credit statistics was published today (18 May 2021) at 9:30am.

  33. Added DWP Director of Communications to the list of people with pre-release access to the fraud and error in the benefit system statistics.

  34. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Fraud and error in the benefit system statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on Thursday 13 May 2021 (9:30am).

  35. Added a list of officials who have pre-release access to the Support for Mortgage Interest statistics. The first release of these statistics will be published on 13 April 2021 at 9:30am.

  36. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the following statistics: 'Children in Low Income Families', 'Family Resources Survey', 'Households Below Average Income', 'Income Dynamics' and 'Pensioners’ Incomes Series'. The latest releases of all these statistics were published on 25 March 2021.

  37. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Maintenance Service statistics. The latest releases of these statistics was published on Wednesday 24 March 2021.

  38. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment statistics. The latest release of these statistics was published today (11 March 2021) at 9:30am.

  39. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Housing Benefit debt recoveries statistics. The latest release of these statistics has been published today, 3 March 2021.

  40. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics. The latest release of these statistics was published on 25 February 2021.

  41. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics. The latest release of these statistics has been published today, 25 February 2021.

  42. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Abstract of DWP benefit rate statistics. The latest release of these statistics was published on 26 January 2021.

  43. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Support Agency quarterly summary statistics. The latest release of these statistics has been published today, 27 January 2021.

  44. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics. The latest release of these statistics have been published today, 26 November 2020.

  45. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Maintenance Service statistics and the Work Programme statistics. The latest releases of both these statistics have been published today, 30 September 2020.

  46. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Maintenance Service statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published tomorrow (30 September 2020) at 9:30am.

  47. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the 'Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time' statistics and the 'Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment' statistics. The latest release of these statistics have been published today, 10 September 2020.

  48. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Housing Benefit debt recoveries statistics, and the National Insurance numbers (NINo) allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics

  49. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work Choice statistics. The next (and final) release of these statistics will be published tomorrow (3 September 2020) at 9:30am.

  50. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Benefit cap and Work and Health Programme statistics.

  51. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment statistics. The latest release of these statistics was published on 11 June 2020.

  52. Revised list of officials with pre-release access to the Workplace pension participation and saving trends statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on 18 June 2020, 9:30am.

  53. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics. The latest release of these statistics was published today (28 May 2020) at 9:30am.

  54. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on 11 June 2020.

  55. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics. The latest release of these statistics will be published today (19 May 2020) at 9:30am.

  56. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Support Agency quarterly summary statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on 13 May 2020.

  57. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Fraud and error in the benefit system statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on Thursday 14 May 2020.

  58. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Benefit cap statistics and Housing Benefit statistics on speed of processing.

  59. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Separated families population statistics. The latest release of these statistics was published on 26 March 2020.

  60. Removed the Senior Manager, Child Poverty, Welsh Government from the list of officials with pre-release access to the Children in Low Income Families, Family Resources Survey and Pensioners’ Income Series statistics.

  61. Added a list of officials with pre-release access to the 'Children in Low Income Families' statistics. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the 'Family Resources Survey', 'Households Below Average Income', 'Income Dynamics' and 'Pensioners’ Incomes Series'. The latest releases of all these statistics were published on 26 March 2020.

  62. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on Thursday 19 March 2020 at 9:30am.

  63. Added a list of officials who have pre-release access to the Parental conflict indicator statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 9:30am

  64. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Income related benefits: estimates of take-up statistics.

  65. Added the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to the list of people with pre-release access to the National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics. The Secretary of State was incorrectly missed off the list when it was updated on 3 March 2020.

  66. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Housing Benefit debt recoveries statistics. The latest release of these statistics has been published today (4 March 2020).

  67. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics.

  68. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics.

  69. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Cold Weather Payments statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on 26 February 2020.

  70. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Housing Benefit: statistics on speed of processing. The next release of these statistics will be published on 29 January 2019.

  71. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Support Agency (CSA) quarterly summary statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on 29 January 2019.

  72. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics. The latest release of these statistics (with data to August 2019) was published on this website at 9:30am today.

  73. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Cold Weather Payments statistics.

  74. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics.

  75. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Benefit cap statistics and Housing Benefit statistics on speed of processing.

  76. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Specialist Employability Support statistics. The next release of these statistics will be published on 30 October 2019.

  77. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Support Agency (CSA) quarterly summary statistics. The next CSA quarterly summary statistics will be released on 16 October 2019.

  78. Updated the pre-release access list for the Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of Work Capability Assessment statistics.

  79. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Maintenance Service 2012 scheme statistics. The next Child Maintenance Service 2012 scheme statistics will be released on 25 September 2019 9:30am.

  80. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Personal Independence Payment statistics and pre-release access to the Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over statistics.

  81. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics. The latest Work and Health Programme statistics were released today (29 August 2019) at 9:30am.

  82. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme statistics. The next Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme statistics will be released on 29 August 2019 9:30am.

  83. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Access to Work statistics.

  84. Added list of people who can see the European Social Fund 2014 to 2020 experimental statistics before they are published.

  85. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics.

  86. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Access to Work statistics.

  87. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics.

  88. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) statistics.

  89. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Workplace pension participation and saving trends statistics.

  90. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics.

  91. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Benefit sanctions statistics.

  92. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Fraud and error in the benefit system statistics.

  93. Added list of people who have access to the separated families population statistics before they are published.

  94. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Universal Credit statistics.

  95. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the following statistics: Family Resources Survey, pensioners’ incomes series, Income Dynamics and households below average income.

  96. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Cold Weather Payments statistics.

  97. Updated the list of people who have access to the Child Maintenance Service 2012 scheme statistics before they are published.

  98. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to the Child Support Agency quarterly summary statistics (section 8) and the Child Support Agency case closure statistics (section 9).

  99. Added the 'Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance' to the list of officials with pre-release access to the Housing Benefit statistics on speed of processing - section 21 of the list.

  100. Added a list of officials (see section 3) who have been granted pre-release access to the new Alternative Claimant Count experimental Official Statistics. The first release of these statistics will be published on the GOV.UK website on 22 January 2019, 9:30am.

  101. Added 'Briefing Manager, Universal Credit Programme, DWP' to the list of officials with pre-release access to Fraud and error in the benefit system statistics, section 18.

  102. Added a list of officials with pre-release access to the Work and Health Programme statistics, (section 38).

  103. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to fraud and error in the benefit system statistics (section 18).

  104. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to income related benefits: estimates of take-up statistics (section 23).

  105. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Access to Work recipients statistics (section 2) and Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options statistics (section 5).

  106. Added a list of officials with pre-release access to the Specialist Employability Support statistics, (section 35).

  107. Added a list of officials with pre-release access to the 'Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time' statistics (section 14).

  108. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Child Maintenance Service 2012 scheme statistics (section 6).

  109. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Universal Credit statistics (section 34). The number of officials in the DWP Press Office with access to the statistics can vary. To reflect this, the entry for the number of individual Press Officer numbers with access has been changed to 'Officials in Press Office, DWP'.

  110. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Universal Credit statistics (section 34). One official has been added to the list, the Director General for Operations, DWP.

  111. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to fraud and error in the benefit system statistics (section 17). Replaced the pre-release access list to the monthly statistical summary with the pre-release access list to DWP benefits statistics (section 13), and removed the pre-release access list to lone parents receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). Sections re-numbered following changes.

  112. Removed the Director of Working Age Benefits, DWP and Press Officer 3, DWP from the list of officials with pre-release access to Universal Credit statistics (section 36).

  113. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Family Resources Survey statistics (section 15), households below average income statistics (section 17), Income Dynamics statistics (section 20), pensioners' incomes series statistics (section 30) and Work Programme statistics (section 39).

  114. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to 'Child Support Agency quarterly summary statistics' and added a new list for 'Child Support Agency case closure statistics'.

  115. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Child Maintenance Arrangements statistics (section 5).

  116. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Benefit Cap statistics (section 3).

  117. Updated the lists of officials with pre-release access to National Insurance numbers (NINo) allocated to adult overseas nationals (section 26) and Personal Independence Payments statistics (section 30).

  118. Added a list of officials with pre-release access to benefit sanctions statistics (section 4).

  119. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Work Programme statistics (section 37).

  120. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to income-related benefits: estimates of take-up statistics (section 19).

  121. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Universal Credit statistics (section 34).

  122. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Family Resources Survey (section13), Households Below Average Income (section 15), Income Dynamics (section 18) and Pensioners’ Incomes Series (section 28).

  123. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Cold Weather Payments statistics.

  124. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals statistics (section 25).

  125. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Benefit cap, Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements and Personal Independence Payment statistics.

  126. Amended the list of officials with pre-release access to statistics on workplace pension participation and savings trends (section 38). The list includes a new section for the publication of an update of analysis on automatic enrolment.

  127. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to pensioners’ incomes series statistics (section 27).

  128. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to family resources survey (FRS) (section 12), households below average income (HBAI) (section 14), income related benefits estimates of take-up (section 17) and pensioners’ incomes series (section 27) statistics.

  129. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to fraud and error in the benefit system statistics (section 13).

  130. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Winter Fuel Payment statistics (section 35).

  131. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to fraud and error statistics (section 13).

  132. Updated the list of officials with pre-release access to Work Programme statistics (section 37).

  133. Amended the list of officials with pre-release access to statistics on Workplace pension participation and savings trends (section 38).

  134. Added 'Head of Child Maintenance Policy Division, DWP' to list of officials with pre-release access to Child Support Agency quarterly summary statistics.

  135. Added 'Team leader, Disability Employment Provision Policy, DWP' to list of officials with pre-release access to Access to Work recipient statistics (section 2).

  136. Added lists of officials with pre-release access to statistics on the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (section 7) and Workplace pension participation and saving trends (section 38).

  137. Amended lists of officials with pre-release access to Child Support Agency quarterly summary statistics (section 5), Discretionary Housing Payments (section 7), Family Resources Survey (section 11), Households below average income (section 13), Income-related benefits estimates of take up (section 16) and Pensioners' incomes series (section 26). Also added a new list for Child Maintenance Service 2012 scheme (section 4).

  138. Amended list of officials with pre-release access to Work Programme statistics (section 35).

  139. Amended entries for: Housing Benefit: statistics on speed of processing, Housing Benefit recoveries and fraud data, Monthly statistical summary, Quarterly statistical summary (QSS), Winter Fuel Payment and Pension provision: NI contributions, qualifying years and second tier pensions statistics. Added: Abstract of Statistics. Deleted: National Insurance contributions and qualifying years and second tier pension provision.

  140. Amended list of officials with pre-release access to Income Support lone parent regime statistics (section 15).

  141. Added Financial Controller and Head of Fraud and Error Long Term Strategy to the list of officials who have pre-release access to statistics on Fraud and error in the benefit system.

  142. Added Minister for Welfare Reform to the list of people with pre-release access to DWP Fraud and error in the benefit system statistics.

  143. Amended the list of officials with pre-release access to benefit cap statistics.

  144. Updated list of people who have pre-release access to statistics on fraud and error in the benefit system.

  145. Added entries for Cold Weather Payments, European Social Fund (ESF) support for families with multiple problems, Lone parents receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Troubled families and Youth Unemployment Innovation Fund pilot. Updated entries for Labour market status by ethnic group.

  146. Published pre-release access list for Duration on working-age benefits statistics.

  147. Updated the list of officials who have pre-release access to benefit cap statistics.

  148. Updated the list of officials who have pre-release access to Universal Credit official statistics.

  149. Published pre-release access list for Discretionary Housing Payments statistics.

  150. Updated pre-release access list for Fraud and error in the benefit system statistics. Added Minister of State for Disabled People; Deputy Director, Housing Delivery Directorate; Fraud, Error & Debt Strategy and Policy – Briefing and Reporting Manager/Debt Controller; and Senior Official in Fraud and Error Analysis: Finance Directorate.

  151. Updated pre-release access list for Universal Credit official statistics. Removed 'Universal Credit - Analyst, DWP' and 'Universal Credit - Senior Analyst, DWP'. Added 'Secretary of State, DWP' and 'Universal Credit Statistics - team leader, DWP'.

  152. Amended 'Pre-release access to Statistics Order 2008', (section 17), list of job roles and organisations that have pre-release access to 'National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals' statistics.

  153. Updated pre-release access to Households below average income statistics.

  154. Published completely revised list of individuals with pre-release access to Pensioners' Income Series statistics.

  155. Updated pre-release access to Pensioners' Income Series stats. Removed access for Chief Analyst, Director General for Professional Services, Director for Ageing Society and State Pensions, Director of Information Governance and Security, Deputy Director Statistical Services Division, Pensions Poverty Team, Pensions Strategy Team and Private Pensions Team. Added access for Special Advisors.

  156. Published pre-release access list for Personal Independence Payment statistics and reverted benefit cap list to previous version.

  157. Replaced pre-release access list for Benefit Cap statistics with a new revised list.

  158. Updated pre-release access list to 'Fraud and error in the benefit system' statistics.

  159. Updated the pre-release access list for Life Opportunities Survey statistics.

  160. New pre-release access lists added for Pre-work programme: New Enterprise Allowance Statistics, Pre-work programme: Youth Contract Statistics, Pre-work programme: Mandatory Programmes Statistics and Universal Credit.

  161. Pre-access list for 'Fraud and Error in the benefits system' updated

  162. The Chancellor and others added to benefit cap list.

  163. List of people with pre-release access to the Pensioners' Incomes Series updated.

  164. Pre-release access list for statistics on 'National Insurance numbers allocated to adult overseas nationals' amended.

  165. 'Benefit cap official statistics' list added and 'National Insurance Numbers allocated to Adult Overseas Nationals' list updated.

  166. First published.