Benefits Sanctions

Posted by David, CBC.

Updated 1222 days ago in: Information Sharing

Benefits

Homeless Link have carrier out an investigation into benefit sanctions details of which can be found here.

http://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2013/nov/07/latest-sanctions-figures-too-high-price-for-homelessness

it would be interesting to hear if this reflects people's experiences locally
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David, CBC on 14 Nov 2014

People may be interested in contributing to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee new call for evidence on benefit sanctions. For more information follow the link below
http://nationalhousingfederation.newsweaver.com/138j0mhok25y5hf92jxjgv?email=true&a=1&p=48114792&t=22527515

David, CBC on 16 Dec 2014

If this report in Hansard is accurate DWP are looking at a way to stop Housing Benefit being automatically cancelled when a sanction is applied

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm141208/debtext/141208-0001.htm
see column 641

David, CBC on 12 Feb 2015

The article below suggests that the Government are considering introducing sanctions for Universal Credit cases where the applicant is in work but not earning enough or doing sufficient hours
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.insidehousing.co.uk%2Fregulation%2Ftrial-to-sanction-working-benefit-claimants-introduced%2F7008216.article&ei=WdXcVNTLFYPgau3ugMgC&usg=AFQjCNEWeywIRtf_LO_71SwbIGmXZ9vZSA&bvm=bv.85761416,d.d2s