Debbie Abrahams MP: Over Half Of Claimants Who Leave JSA Don’t Go To Employment

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Wednesday’s Work & Pensions Select Committee hearing was pretty damning of the Government’s sanctions policy. We heard from Matthew Oakley who was commissioned by the Govt to do a limited review on JSA sanctions. Mr Oakley hoped that ‘as a matter of course the DWP would undertake further investigations’ into sanctions including their appropriateness. So the Government’s own reviewer of sanctions was saying that the review the Government commissioned from him wasn’t enough! And yet the Government have refused to do any further investigation, even after the tragic deaths of David Clapson and the other we hear about. This is one of the reasons I pushed for the Select Committee to do our own inquiry. What I found really useful from the hearing was confirmation from Professor Dwyer, one of the experts giving evidence, that people in low pay work in receipt of tax credits could be targeted…

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