The DWP latest statistical release claims that the number of people getting an award of employment and support allowance (ESA) or incapacity benefit (IB) has begun to fall.{jcomments on}

Figures released today show that claims reached a high of 2,533,220 in February 2015 but are estimated to have fallen to 2,495,000 by November 2015. Whilst a drop of 38,000 is a small one, well under 2%, the continuing fall in estimated numbers has been sustained for some months.

esa IB claims graphThe DWP do not attempt to give any explanation for why numbers are falling.

You can download the full document here.


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