The quarterly update of DWP benefits datasets scheduled for 18 February 2015 has been delayed.

During the quality assurance of the February Quarterly Statistical Summary, DWP identified an issue with the allocation of benefit claimants to geographical areas. DWP have commenced work to correct the problem and produce the normal geographical breakdowns. Their publication is expected to be completed by mid March.

When DWP have a publication date for the geographical data this will be pre-announced in line with the UKSA publication protocols. DWP will post further updates on and in the Welfare and Benefits community at StatsUserNet.