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18. Nov, 2013

 

Jobseeker's Allowance sanctions

This briefing sheet looks at the sharp rise in sanctions and the unhelpful effects they have on the people affected, as well as recommendations for improving the system.

A rise of 459% in sanctions against Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in a 2 year period not only increased hardship for vulnerable people, but created an unprecedented demand on the Scottish CAB Service.