The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Just had a quick read of the above report published today (I told you I had time on my hands)

You can read the full report here;

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335144/jsa-sanctions-independent-review.pdf

On the face of it, it’s hardly a ringing endorsement of the benefit sanctions system

Here is an extract about the amount of sanctions made (I’ve highlighted in bold what I consider to be the important points)

Total referrals
“While in 2013, less than 300,000 decisions to apply a sanction were made after referrals from schemes under the remit of this Review, far more referrals for sanctions were actually made. In 2013, over one million referrals for sanction decisions were made from mandatory schemes. Those that did not result in adverse decisions were split between “non-adverse” (the claimant provided good reason), “reserved” (the claimant left benefit between the time when a sanction was referred and a decision made) or “cancelled” (a number of circumstances can…

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