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The Work and Pensions Committee has decided to conduct an inquiry into benefits sanctions policy.  Summary submissions are invited from interested organisations and individuals and the Committee is particularly interested in hearing about issues such as:  the appropriateness and proportionality of Employment and Support Allowance for jobseekers with ill health and disabilities; whether some groups of ESA and JSA claimants are disproportionately sanctioned; the purpose and effects of benefits sanctions; current sanctions regimes and evidence that they are working.

Guidance on making a submission can be found here.