Publication of National and Official Statistics on State Benefits: Delay to August 2012 statistics

During the quality assurance of their August 2012 National Statistics on State Benefits, DWP discovered an issue with their allocation of benefit claimants to geographical areas. As geographical breakdowns are of vital importance to users, the release of the statistics has been postponed whilst the issue is resolved. The August 2012 statistics will now be published on 20 March.

Statistics relating to State Benefits relating to May 2012 will be released on 20 February as originally planned.