Posted 5 March 2019
Published on 25 May 2018
Gingerbread’s research shows that – contrary to government intentions – sanctions are not an effective tool to ensure either job-seeking behaviour among single parent claimants or effective public spending.
The government must overhaul ‘conditionality’ (the rules setting job-seeking expectations) and sanctions policy to avoid the devastating impact of benefit sanctions on single parents and their families and genuinely support claimants towards employment.
A system of ‘last resort’ would involve: