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Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2018

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

Documents

Outturn and forecast: Spring Statement 2018 (ODS)

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Outturn and forecast: Spring Statement 2018 (XLS)

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Long-term projections of pensioner benefits: tables

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Benefit expenditure by country and region, 1996/97 to 2017/18 (ODS)

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Benefit expenditure by country and region, 1996/97 to 2017/18 (XLS)

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Benefit expenditure by local authority, 2002/03 to 2017/18 (ODS)

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Benefit expenditure by local authority, 2002/03 to 2017/18 (XLS)

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Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary constituency, 2010/11 to 2017/18 (ODS)

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Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary constituency, 2010/11 to 2017/18 (XLS)

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DLA expenditure by reported medical condition and rate paid, 2002/03 to 2017/18

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PIP expenditure by reported medical condition, 2013/14 to 2017/18

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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit expenditure by local authority, 1996/97 to 2017/18

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State Pension expenditure by country of residence, 1995/96 to 2017/18

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Gross benefit expenditure by month, 2013/14 to 2017/18

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Details

Data Source

Stat-Xplore is an online tool for exploring some of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) 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.

Long-term projections of pensioner benefits

These tables update projections of pensioner benefit expenditure last released in January 2017. These projections:

  • are consistent with the projections in the Fiscal Sustainability Report published by the OBR on 17 July 2018
  • assume a State Pension age timetable consistent with the Fiscal Sustainability Report assumptions and based on the recommendations of the State Pension age review published in July 2017
  • take account of the 2016-based population projections published by the Office for National Statistics in October 2017
  • are illustrative, in that they are designed to show the overall fiscal sustainability of benefit policy, as it stands at 2022 to 23 (the end of the Spring 2018 medium-term forecasts), including any future changes to benefits that have been announced at or before the Spring Statement 2018, under a particular set of reasonable assumptions

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
Last updated 21 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the following new data tables: 'Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary constituency, 2010/11 to 2017/18', 'Benefit expenditure by country and region, 1996/97 to 2017/18', 'Benefit expenditure by local authority, 2002/03 to 2017/18', 'DLA expenditure by reported medical condition and rate paid, 2002/03 to 2017/18', 'PIP expenditure by reported medical condition, 2013/14 to 2017/18', 'Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit expenditure by local authority, 1996/97 to 2017/18', 'State Pension expenditure by country of residence, 1995/96 to 2017/18', and 'Gross benefit expenditure by month, 2013/14 to 2017/18'.
  2. Added 'Long-term projections of pensioner benefits' tables in ODS format, and a background information note.
  3. First published.