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Sanctions and conditionality

DWP operating sanctions system blind

30 November 2016
Commenting on today’s National Audit Office (NAO) report on sanctions against benefit claimants, Child Poverty Action Group Chief Executive Alison Garnham said:  “As today’s NAO report makes clear, the DWP has little idea what impact sanctions have on individuals and, with some areas imposing twice as many sanctions as others, appears to have little concern for consistency...

Early Warning System - report on emerging themes

24 October 2016

Once, twice, three times a sanction

Issue 253 (August 2016)
Ros White considers recent amendments to the sanction rules.

What is welfare reform and how is it affecting families?

20 June 2016
Download our new resource for people who work with low-income families. To help you think about how changes to the benefit system affect the families that you work with and what you can do to help. The information in this booklet is based on findings from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System.

Working the work programme: sanctions

Issue 252 (June 2016)
Martin Williams considers some implications of recent caselaw about sanctions and the Work Programme.

Advising foodbank clients - one year on

16 May 2016
We started providing welfare rights advice to clients of the Tower Hamlets Foodbank as part of First Love Foundation’s Advice & Support project almost three years ago, thanks to help from the Pears Foundation. It’s now been a year since the project was scaled up with support from the Big Lottery Fund and I joined the team. 

Universal credit briefing

16 March 2016

Work and Pensions Committee inquiry: in-work progression in Universal Credit

19 January 2016
CPAG's response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into in-work progression in Universal Credit.

Briefing for MPs: Benefit Sanctions Regime (Entitlement to Automatic Hardship Payments) Bill

18 January 2016
Read our briefing for MPs in advance of the Second Reading of the Benefit Sanctions Regime (Entitlement to Automatic Hardship Payments) Bill 2015-16. 

Briefing for MPs: Benefit Sanctions Regime (Entitlement to Automatic Hardship Payments) Bill 2015-16.

18 January 2016