The benefits system needs to be reformed to be fair, affordable and able to reduce poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency. This will make sure people are helped to move into work while the most vulnerable get the support they need.



  1. Waiting days for Universal Credit claimants

    • 11 June 2015
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Localisation and social security

    • 21 May 2015
    • Consultation outcome
  3. Social Fund Budgeting Loans: improving the process

    • 17 March 2015
    • Consultation outcome

See all consultations


  1. Covenant Fund

    • 7 July 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Local partnership opportunities with Jobcentre Plus

    • 6 July 2015
    • Guidance
  3. Housing Matters magazine 2015

    • 6 July 2015
    • Promotional material

See all publications


  1. Pre-release access to DWP statistics

    • 25 June 2015
    • Statistics
  2. Households below average income: 1994/1995 to 2013/2014

    • 25 June 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Family Resources Survey: financial year 2013/14

    • 25 June 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics

See all statistics

Detailed guides

  1. European Joint Support Unit (EJSU)

    Providing support for defence staff on NATO and European Union Military Staff (EUMS) postings. Read more

  2. Living in Tanzania

    This guide sets out essential information for British national residing in Tanzania including advice on health, education, benefits, residence requirements and more. We are unable to provide any guidance on general lifestyle enquires apart from the information and links listed below. See our services for British Nationals. Read more

  3. Notorial and documentary services guide for Tanzania

    Letters, informative notes and documentary services available from the British High Commission Dar es Salaam. Read more

  4. Civilian housing advice for service personnel and families

    A guide to civilian housing schemes, temporary and transit accommodation and homelessness. Read more

  5. Universal Credit toolkit

    This toolkit contains information about Universal Credit and the changes it brings. It is to help partner organisations explain Universal Credit to their customers. Read more