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Cruel Tory benefit sanctions regime to face committee inquiry 14 Apr 2018 09:02 #7018

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Posted by Welfare Weekly 12th April 2018

MPs have today launched an inquiry into the Tory Government’s controversial benefit sanctions regime, citing “copious evidence of claimants being docked hundreds of pounds”.

The Work and Pensions Select Committee, a cross-party group of MPs, will look at whether there is any evidence to support minister’s claims that benefit sanctions “encourage” the unemployed to seek employment, or if vulnerable people are being cruelly “pitched into financial crisis” through no fault of their own.

There have a number of media reports highlighting cases where claimants have been docked payments for several weeks, months, and even years, for “absurdly trivial breaches of benefit conditions”, such as arriving five minutes late for a Jobcentre appointment or being sanctioned whilst in hospital with “life threatening conditions”.

Others have been sanctioned for being unable to afford the transport to a distant job placement, and there is growing evidence to suggest work coaches have been pushed into dishing out sanctions instead of being allowed to use their own discretion.

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Cruel Tory benefit sanctions regime to face committee inquiry 14 Apr 2018 09:09 #7020

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MPs have today launched an inquiry into the Tory Government’s controversial benefit sanctions regime

Not another select committee briefing......nothing seems to change does it? Getting rid of this government might help.
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just another excuse for a load of wasters to claim expenses and the outcome of this inquiry will be sanctions still getting handed out daily, homeless shelters full to the rafters,more and more folk using foodbanks,more tent cities popping up and have a guess what might just be the major cause of all this?yes you've guessed it SANCTIONS
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