The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the labour market, and unemployment in the UK is expected to increase significantly. The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) provides a range of support for unemployed people through Jobcentres and through more intensive programmes, such as the Work and Health Programme. In response to the pandemic, DWP has announced a range of measures to support people to get and … Read more
Welfare, Pensions and Employment
This report establishes the facts on how the government has provided accommodation for rough sleepers during COVID-19.
14 Jan 2021
The C&AG has reported on the Child Maintenance Client Funds Account 2019-20
16 Dec 2020
Public service pensions are a significant part of the pensions landscape in the UK. As at 31 March 2020 the major public service pension schemes had over 8 million members, including active and deferred members, and current pensioners. Most of the main public service pension schemes are unfunded, with benefits funded from current contributions on … Read more
A summary of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spending in 2019-20, its major areas of activity and performance, and the challenges it is likely to face in the coming year, based on the insights from our financial audit and value for money work.
13 Oct 2020
This report examines how the DWP is managing the process of getting to first payment in Universal Credit.
10 Jul 2020
This report examines the government’s replacement of the COMPASS contracts for accommodation and support for asylum seekers.
3 Jul 2020
Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Department for Work and Pensions’ annual report and accounts 2019-20
30 Jun 2020
This report outlines the extent of Universal Credit advances fraud and the DWP’s actions to detect, recover and prevent it.
20 Mar 2020
This briefing was produced for Parliament in response to correspondence we received from The Rt Hon Frank Field.
7 Feb 2020