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Category Archives: workfare

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

How benefit sanctions have driven Brits to suicide

By Maya Oppenheim A piece I was interviewed for last year…  Last year, on the 23rd of June, Malcolm Burge set off from his home in London to travel to … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

‘Social Security Summit – Challenge the Myths’

Unite Community have teamed up with colleagues in the PCS in organising a one day summit called ‘The Social Security Summit – Challenging the Myths‘ around “Welfare” and building a … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

My experience of #workfare

This week there is an article in the Guardian discussing workfare titled ‘The charities who are challenging the government’s workfare programme‘ so I thought now was a good time to … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 18 Comments