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Monthly Archives: November, 2016

National Audit Office criticises DWP Sanctions

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
The National Audit Office has just produced a critical report on Benefit Sanctions. Of course they were only looking at sanctions within the…

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dr David Webster: The NAO report on Benefit Sanctions

An important report on Benefit Sanctions has been published today by the National Audit Office. It is available at https://www.nao.org.uk/report/benefit-sanctions/ There is also a technical appendix on the methodology of … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Benefit sanctions are more than just a financial penalty – to many households they are devastating.

A report from the National Audit Office shows that benefit sanctions are randomly applied, while the knock-on impact of sanctions costs the taxpayer more than it saves. The NAO also … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Imajsaclaimant: Social media and activism – How I do it and why

Every week I get asked questions about using social media and why I do it. I did not set out to become a Twitter activist and I am always slightly … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

I’ve reached the point that I need help from the #foodbank. Something inside me has died

Food bank use is at record high says the headlines. Trussell Trust released figures recently that show that 1,109,309 three day parcels were handed out. The primary reasons are shown … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 116 Comments