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|13/05/2013||Family Resources Survey (FRS) 2011/12 - published 13 June 2013||The latest national statistics from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) produced by the Department for Work and Pensions are to be released on 13 June 2013 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Statistics from the FRS focuses on the United Kingdom for 2011/12. Statistics and commentary are divided into sections covering: Income and State Support Receipt, Tenure, Disability, Carers and Pension Participation. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 14 June 2012.||Donncha Burke|
|13/05/2013||Households Below Average Income (HBAI) 1994/95 - 2011/12 - published 13 June 2013||The latest national statistics on Households Below Average Income (HBAI) produced by the Department for Work and Pensions are to be released on 13 June 2013 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Statistics and commentary give an insight into the standard of living of the household population in the United Kingdom, focusing on the lower part of income distribution, for the period up to the end of 2011/12. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 14 June 2012.||Rachel Councell|
|13/05/2013||Households Below Average Income (HBAI) Statistical Notice - published 16 May 2013||On 16 May 2013, DWP will publish a statistical notice advising users of the details of scheduled technical changes to the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) 2011/12 publication to be published on 13 June 2013, as advised in the HBAI 2010/11 publication.||Rachel Councell|
|13/05/2013||JSA Sanctions Statistics||Information about the delay to the JSA Sanctions Statistics.||Stuart Grant|
|09/05/2013||Number of Spare Bedrooms, according to the Housing Benefit Size Criteria, in Working Age Households in the Social Rented Sector in Great Britain||On Tuesday 14 May 2013, DWP will publish some ad hoc statistics. The release will present data on the number of spare bedrooms, according to the Housing Benefit size criteria, in working age households in the social rented sector in Great Britain||Ramesh Deonarine|
|09/05/2013||Fraud and Error in the Benefit System - published 9 May 2013||The latest National Statistics report, 'Fraud and Error in the Benefit System: Preliminary 2012/13 Estimates' produced by the Department for Work and Pensions was released on 9 May 2013 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. The report contains estimates of fraud and error in the benefit system in Great Britain for the period October 2011 to September 2012.||Joanne Dalzell|
|03/05/2013||Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics for March 2013 - publication date of 15 May 2013||This is to announce that the publication of the March 2013 Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics will be published at 9:30am on 15 May 2013.||Alexis Marlborough|
|01/05/2013||Study into average civil compensation in mesothelioma cases: statistical note||On 7 May 2013, DWP will publish an ad hoc statistical paper entitled 'Study into average civil compensation in mesothelioma cases: statistical note'. The paper will present the initial findings of a survey conducted on the average civil compensation levels that people with mesothelioma and their dependants currently receive through the courts. The outcome of this ad hoc statistics paper, along with its full report due to be published late summer, will help to inform key figures for the introduction of the new mesothelioma payment scheme that was announced on 25 July 2012.||Alex Dawe|
|30/04/2013||DLA claimants turning age 65 between April 2013 and September 2015||On 1 May 2013, DWP will publish an ad hoc statistics paper. The paper will present data on DLA claimants turning age 65 between April 2013 and September 2015.||Helen Capocci|
|26/04/2013||Publication of ad hoc statistical releases||On 29 April 2013 DWP will publish an ad hoc statistics paper. The paper will present data on young men and women's labour market status by ethnicity and education status from 2006 to 2012. The data is drawn from the Labour Force Survey and is for the UK.||Ruqiya Arif|
|23/04/2013||Publication of Official Statistics on the Work Programme||The next release of the Work Programme official statistics on referrals, attachments, job outcome payments and sustainment payments will be on 27th June 2013 covering the period to the end of March 2013. In order to provide data to the end of the financial year in this release, publication has been put back from the previously announced date of 28 May 2013. From June the release of Work Programme official statistics will be more timely and frequent; within three rather than four months of the reporting period and on a quarterly basis aligned to financial year; with publications in September, December, March and June. Future release dates will be announced via the Employment Programme Support landing page (http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/workingage/eps/index.php?page=eps), the Work Programme landing page (http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=wp) and the official statistics publication HUB found via this link: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/hub/release-calendar/index.html.||Daniel Walsh|
|23/04/2013||Publication of ad hoc statistical releases||On 24 April 2013 DWP will publish two ad hoc statistics papers providing data and analysis which is used in the progress report for Social Justice: Transforming Lives. One paper will present data on total durations spent on working-age benefits in Great Britain over four year periods between 2006 and 2012. The second paper will present data on the number of children living with both birth parents, by age and incomes; and the estimated happiness of parental relationships.||Daniel Hodges|
|05/04/2013||Publication of Official Statistics on the Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments||With effect from the 30 April 2013 the two publications reporting on the outcomes of Work Capability Assessments for new claims to Employment and Support Allowance and the reassessment of incapacity benefits for Employment and Support Allowance shall be combined in to one. After the first release on the 30 April 2013 the publications shall continue to be published on a quarterly basis.||Gemma Stewart|
|24/01/2013||People and households claiming Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and other benefits: Plans for 2013-2017.||On 23 January 2013, DWP opened a consultation on People and households claiming Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and other benefits: Plans for 2013-2017. The outcome of this consultation will shape the content and format of the Statistical Summary through to 2017 and beyond.||Stuart Grant|
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