David Webster (University of Glasgow) briefings on benefit sanctions

Dr David Webster is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies) at the University of Glasgow. His continuing research on the labour market and social impacts of deindustrialisation is currently mainly on benefit conditionality. It also includes work on sickness/disability claims and their relationship to other aspects of worklessness and to population health; wider aspects of Universal Credit; and the changing pattern of lone parenthood.

Briefings on the DWP's sanctions statistics releases









David Webster's other publications on sanctions

David Webster's commentary on DWP sanctions report
The DWP draft report The Impact of Benefit Sanctions on Employment Outcomes (http://tinyurl.com/4vw8jmu2) was produced in response to a recommendation by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee in November 2018 and completed in August 2020. The government originally promised to publish it but then refused. Several Freedom of Information requests were also refused, prompting appeals to the Information Commissioner who ordered its publication, which finally took place on 6 April 2023.
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