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ESA numbers continue to fall

The latest statistic from the DWP show a continuing fall in the number of claimants receiving employment and support allowance (ESA) or incapacity benefit (IB).

The number of people receiving ESA/IB fell in August 2016 to 2,460,00, a small fall of 5,000 from the previous quarter. Numbers have now been on a downward trend since February 2015, when they stood at 2,533,220.

You can download this month’s ESA/IB statistics from this link.

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