Thursday, 11 December 2014

Tens of thousands of single parents face wrongful sanctions

via Touchstone blog by Philippa Newis of Gingerbread

Sanctions have been a key plank in welfare policy for both Labour and the coalition government. They are designed to make sure that claimants looking, or preparing, for work comply with the requirements the job centre places on them in return for their benefits. However, there is very little evidence to suggest that sanctions actually help single parents to move into sustainable work.

Gingerbread’s new report, Single parents and benefits sanctions found that tens of thousands of single parents are facing wrongful sanctions under a broken regime that is overly focussed on sanctions, at the expense of support that really would help more single parents in to work.

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