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Work and Pensions Committee
Inquiry launched on 12 April 2018. The deadline was 25 May 2018. If you would like to submit evidence please contact committee staff.
The inquiry will look at recent sanctions policy developments, like the "yellow card" system which gives claimants 14 days to challenge a decision to impose a sanction before it is put into effect. The system was announced in late 2015 although there is still no date for introducing it.
The inquiry will also consider the evidence base for the impact of sanctions, both that emerging from newly published statistics, and the robustness of the evidence base for the current use of sanctions as a means of achieving policy objectives. Previously published in the Department's quarterly statistical summaries, the Benefit Sanctions Statistics will now be a separate quarterly publication.
Evidence given by Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute; Matthew Oakley, independent reviewer of JSA sanctions; and Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies), University of Glasgow.
II: Jen Fidai, Benefit claimant; Luke O'Donnell, Benefit claimant; and Samantha, Benefit claimant.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Work and Pensions Committee explore recent developments like the trial of a “Yellow Card” system