Front line Jobcentre workers aren’t responsible for benefit sanctions

Could this be the month when the general public start to worry about benefit sanctions? The Methodist church reported that approximately one hundred thousand children were sanctioned in 2013/14. This followed earlier work revealing that more than 100 people per day with mental health problems are having their Employment and Support Allowance sanctioned. Indeed, they showed that people with mental health problems are substantially more likely to be sanctioned than other claimants:

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