Research and analysis

Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2018

Historic and forecast benefit expenditure and caseload data usually consistent with the annual Spring and Autumn Budgets.

Documents

Outturn and forecast: Spring Statement 2018 (ODS)

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Outturn and forecast: Spring Statement 2018 (XLS)

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Details

Data Source

Stat-Xplore is an online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics. You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own tables and charts.

The move to publishing benefit data using Stat-Xplore, instead of the DWP Tabulation Tool, has involved adopting a new disclosure control methodology. This is in line with other benefits published using Stat-Xplore. The data still comes from the same source, but there may be small differences in the outputs displayed using the tool when compared to the statistical tables we’ve previously published.

Outturn and forecast tables

These tables are produced under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). They reflect the government’s delivery plans, and the OBR’s additional judgments as set out in their economic and fiscal outlook.

The ‘Outturn and forecast: Spring Statement 2018’ tables are consistent with the Spring Statement 2018 economic and fiscal outlook – 13 March 2018.

More information

Historic expenditure figures may differ from those published in the accounts due to differing definitions and the inclusion of data that has become available since.

Historic caseload data comes from statistical reports. It may differ from previously published figures because these tables provide estimates for financial years, rather than point-in-time figures.

Some historical data may differ from that previously published where:

  • new information has become available
  • methods for estimating expenditure have been improved

Forecasts are made using a number of techniques appropriate to the particular benefits, taking into account demographic, economic, social and policy factors.

Read more detailed information and guidance on this data.

Published 21 March 2018