Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th July 2022.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the capacity of her Department's Data and Analytics team in relation to its (a) level of resourcing and (b) staff headcount; and what recent assessment she has made of the level of capacity being used within that team in July 2022.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

DWP regularly assess Data and Analytics capability and capacity based on assessment of DWP requirements. Recently, DWP have assessed this requirement as part of the Spending Review settlement process alongside other priorities. This has included looking at the data and analytics outcomes that DWP need to deliver, and whether the technical infrastructure, capability and capacity are appropriately aligned.

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