This includes £5.8 billion Resource DEL and £0.2 billion Capital DEL. In addition, DWP Annually Managed Expenditure (AME) in financial year 2015 to 2016 is £170.5 billion, as forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility.
Everything we do in the Department for Work and Pensions is about providing security, extending opportunity, and giving people the support they need to transform their lives.
We are helping the most vulnerable people in our society by addressing the root causes of disadvantage and supporting them to turn their lives around.
We are ensuring that everyone who is able to work is given all the support they need to do so, while those who cannot are - quite rightly - protected.
Through Universal Credit we are delivering a benefit system that provides the right incentives, ensures work always pays, and which supports people both to get a job and then to progress in employment.
We are giving people greater security, choice and dignity in retirement with a safe and sustainable state pension, and the independence of a well earned private pension.
Progress against this plan will be measured in the Mid Year Report to Parliament and Annual Report and Accounts.
Lead minister: Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Minister of State for Employment
We are transforming people’s life chances by supporting them to become sustainably employed and increase their earnings. This is key to our ambition to have the highest employment rate in the G7. We are pursuing this by: