DWP Tabulation Tool
Employment Programme Data
Jobcentre Plus offers a number of programmes to help unemployed people, particularly those who have been unemployed for a long time, people with disabilities and anyone in need of extra help to find work. For further information click here.
Statistics on new Employment Programme support
Referrals to the new employment programme "Work Programme" began from June 2011. In the run up to that launch, a new package of Get Britain Working support measures were introduced. In tandem with these changes, referrals to legacy employment programmes have now ceased.
Flexible New Deal and existing employment programmes
Headline figures on Flexible New Deal starts and jobs are available as part of the Quarterly Statistical Summary release. More detailed breakdowns (contract level) are available in a Performance Report which can be accessed via this link: Delivery Directorate Performance Report. Figures are now available up to the end of May 2011. As referrals to Flexible New Deal ceased on 1 June 2011, there will be no further releases of Flexible New Deal statistics.
New Deals and Employment Zones
These Tabulation Tools provide up to date numbers on starters, leavers, participants and jobs gained for the various programmes.
In tandem with the introduction of Work Programme and Get Britain Working support measures, referrals to legacy employment programmes have now ceased. Hence, the statistics series will be ceasing over the next few quarters. Statistics will largely be released in August as usual; no legacy programme statistics will be released in November 2011; then final statistics for most programmes will be released in February 2012. See this document for details of the individual programmes . The existing Tabulation Tools will remain available for historical analysis.
Information for leavers on New Deal for disabled people and New Deal for 50+ is not available. This is because these New Deals are not compulsory; therefore information on people leaving the New Deals is not recorded as rigorously as for compulsory New Deals. New Deal for Lone Parents is not compulsory; however in this case development work has taken place to enable participant and leavers measures to be determined accurately.
Upon each update of the employment programme data, DWP receive information about every employment programme spell and participant. These data include retrospective information about individuals and spells. Hence all numbers for past time periods are revised at each issue. These revisions can be significant for more recent periods but are small for older numbers. Users should always use statistics from the currently released Tabulation Tool.
Important Information about National Statistics for New Deal for Young People and New Deal 25 Plus
In Spring 2010, the planned second phase introduction of the Flexible New Deal programme was cancelled. The new Work Programme is planned to replace it from summer 2011. This meant that some claimants who would have been referred to the Flexible New Deal, needed to be referred to the older New Deal for Young People (NDYP) and New Deal 25 Plus (ND25+).
To enable this, the contracts with external providers who deliver ND25+ and NDYP were extended; and contingency software fixes were made to allow these referrals via the computer system. These software fixes had a knock-on impact on the statistics as these referrals were not being picked up as starts to the New Deals.
In practice, this means that most starts to ND25+ and NDYP in non Flexible New Deal areas (i.e. these "second phase" areas) since 16 August 2010 are excluded from statistical tables. Unfortunately, it is not possible to correct this issue during the remaining lifetime of ND25+ and NDYP. In the latest release, reported starts to NDYP are around 7% lower in the latest month than expected; similarly, reported starts to ND25+ are around 1% lower in the last month than expected. Hence, these statistics should be used with caution.
No future updates will be made to the ND25+ or NDYP statistics. However, the existing Tabulation Tools will remain available for historical analysis.
General information on benefit and employment programme statistics can be found within the Statistical Summary. This includes important contextual information including notification of future changes to the series.