Gingerbread backs committee call for a full review of benefit sanctions

Posted 24 March 2015

New Work and Pensions Select Committee report calls for independent review of benefit sanctions policy.

Responding to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on sanctions, Gingerbread Chief Executive Fiona Weir said:

We welcome the committee’s call for a full and independent review of benefit sanctions.

Single parents who are sanctioned face severe hardship and have to cut back on the essentials of food and heating for their families. The system focusses far too much on delivering sanctions, which are too often wrongfully applied, instead of the support that would help people back to work.”

For more on Gingerbread’s report Single parents and benefit sanctions, click here.

ENDS

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