Access to Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 21 March 2023.

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Photo of Lord Blunkett Lord Blunkett Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 March (HL5641), what is the average wait time for new claims for a new job where the claimant received Access to Work support in their previous employment.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Applications with jobstarts in the next four weeks are prioritised; however, the specific information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

However, the Access to Work statistics includes how many applications result in provision being approved from 2007/08 to 2021/22.

The latest Access to Work statistics can be found here: Access to Work statistics - GOV.UK (

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