Revisions to the Claimant Count on 18 October 2017
There will be revisions to the Claimant Count series that will be published on 18 October 2017.
DWP have announced that there will be some revisions to the Universal Credit figures used by ONS in the calculation of the Claimant Count.
“Some data processing improvements will affect the next release of statistics, due to be published on 18 October 2017. The improvements will affect the way in which the conditionality group is identified for some claimants, and when a claim for Universal Credit is treated as having ended. This is a result of more data becoming available.” https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics
This in turn will lead to revisions to the Claimant Count series that will be published on that day. The revisions will include revisions to the Claimant Count back series from December 2014.