Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th November 2017.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Labour, City of Chester

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of employment support allowance have moved into work since changes were made to the level of that benefit in April 2017.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, The Secretary of State for International Development

The information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

The latest information to February 2017 on the number of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants by phase of claim is published and available at:


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