Department for Work and Pensions


Privacy policy

Privacy policy

This page explains the privacy policy for the Department for Work and Pensions and how we will use and protect any information we collect about you when you visit this website.

How DWP collects and uses information

The Department for Work and Pensions collects information to deal with:

The information we collect about you depends on the reason for your business with us, but we may use the information for any of these purposes.

We may check information we collect about you with other information we have.

We may get information about you from other people and certain other organisations.

We may share information with certain other organisations such as:

We will only give information about you to someone outside DWP if the law allows us to.

We may share your information for a number of reasons, including to:

DWP administers Vaccine Damage Payments jointly with the Department of Health. Read about how we collect and use information about Vaccine Damage Payments.

top of page

The Data Protection Act

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

Our website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or for them to post information to be accessed by others.

Our personal information charter (GOV.UK) explains:

top of page


We want our services to be easy, useful and reliable. For services delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services by, for example:

If you delete cookies or you set your browser not to accept cookies, you will not be able to use some of our services.

On this website we only use cookies that do not collect personal information.

You can manage cookies yourself and learn more about them on GOV.UK.

top of page

Links to other websites

The DWP website contains links to other sites. This privacy policy applies only to the DWP site. When you move to another website, you will need to read the privacy statement of that site.

top of page

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes, we will update this page. Check this page to make sure you are aware of:

top of page