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Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what change there has been in staffing levels in her Department since June 2016.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Figures on employment levels in all Civil Service organisations are collected each quarter by ONS as part of the Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey (QPSES). These figures are published quarterly in arrears as part of ONS’ Public Sector Employment statistics – a National Statistic. The figures in the table below show staffing for the Department for Work and Pensions, excluding is Executive Agencies from quarter ending 30 June 2016.

Quarter Ending

Total Headcount

30-Jun-16

84,230

30-Sep-16

83,660

31-Dec-16

83,330

31-Mar-17

84,050

30-Jun-17

84,120

30-Sep-17

83,170

31-Dec-17

83,160

31-Mar-18

83,420

30-Jun-18

82,820

The latest QPSES data was published on 11 September 2018 and can be found at the following link

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/bulletins/publicsectoremployment/june2018

The Department also publishes its workforce management information each month. These details can be found at the following link.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information#2010-to-march-2014-

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