Benefit Sanctions Rise Under Universal Credit.
People may have thought that benefit sanctions had gone away.
Not only have they not disappeared into a new more liberal system but the numbers have got worse under Universal Credit.
The ultra-liberal Economist this week says,
Reforms to Britain’s welfare system are not nearly as helpful as their supporters claim
MORE than half Britain’s jobcentres now offer “universal credit”, which merges six working-age benefits into one. Most discussion of universal credit, which will eventually offer payments to one in four households, has been about its botched rollout. Less attention has been paid to its tough sanctions regime. Those who fail to comply with requirements that include spending 35 hours a week job-hunting may see their benefits docked. In America, where there is talk of tightening conditions for receiving food stamps, reformers are looking at the…
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