Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants there were in each year since 2010; and how many such claimants had Social Fund Loan payments deducted in each such year.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The information available on the number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants can be found at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp.

Guidance for users can be found at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp.

However, information on the number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants who have had Social Fund deductions is not readily available.

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