Category Archives: Benefit sanctions

ELECTION 2015: Harper suggests backing for mental health treatment sanctions

Reposted from Disability News Service The Tory minister for disabled people appears to have accidentally admitted what many disabled activists feared: that a Conservative government would cut the out-of-work benefits of people with mental health conditions if they refused treatment. … Continue reading

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Benefit scroungers and the royal family

picture reproduced from Daily Mail on line I’ll be honest with you, the first thing I thought when I heard the news of the royal birth was … oh goody, another addition to the civil list. http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalHousehold/Royalfinances/Sourcesoffunding/TheCivilList.aspx It just seems … Continue reading

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Victory for sanctions enquiry

Reposted from Change.org Few of us, I am sure, can forget the tragic and appalling death (by DWP sanctions) of  David Clapson https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-hold-an-inquiry-into-benefit-sanctions-that-killed-my-brother His sister, Gill Thompson took to Change.org to petition David Cameron for an enquiry into the benefit sanctions … Continue reading

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George…I think I’ve found out where the moneys coming from.

Reposted from Commons debate – Daily Hansard Take it away Lisa … UK Poverty [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] 2.30 pm Lisa Nandy (Wigan) (Lab): It has been almost five years since the coalition Government took office, so we … Continue reading

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Welsh MP’s horror as figures reveal four in five who have JSA sanctioned “don’t find work”

Reposted from South Wales Evening Post horror as figures reveal four in five who have JSA sanctioned “don’t find work” HAIN NEATH MP Peter Hain has expressed his horror that four in every five individuals who have job seeker benefits … Continue reading

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The government wants death, depression and crime for people who are out of work

Reposted from Kate Belgrave A few thoughts as we kick into the year. Interviews from people who’ve been sanctioned at the end of the post: As you’ll no doubt have read, the work and pensions select committee meets this coming … Continue reading

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“They sanctioned me. No money. I went to Tescos to steal. I don’t care.”

Reposted from Kate Belgrave I still have quite a few transcripts from interviews with people on JSA that I haven’t posted this year, mainly because I sometimes run out of time. Am posting some of them this week to give … Continue reading

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