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Once, twice, three times a sanction

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

Working the work programme: sanctions

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

JSA and ‘actively seeking work’ sanctions

Issue 246 (June 2015)
David Simmons examines the issue of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) sanctions for alleged failures to ‘actively seek employment’.

Interview: Adrian Curtis

Issue 149 (Autumn 2014)
Last year, a shocking 913,000 people were referred to a Trussell Trust food bank for emergency food. In the latest of our series of interviews, Adrian Curtis, the Network Director of the UK’s largest food bank provider, talks to CPAG’s Moussa Haddad.

Editorial: we must win the battle of attitudes

Issue 146 (Autumn 2013)
What do the benefit cap, tougher conditionality for claimants and means testing child benefit all have in common? They all hit families with children hard. And they will all drive up child poverty in the next five years and beyond.

Sanction busting: part 3

Issue 237 (December 2013)
Tessa Gregory from Public Interest Solicitors considers the implications of the Supreme Court judgment in R (Reilly and Wilson) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

ESA and sanctions – more hard times ahead

Issue 232 (February 2013)
New rules came into effect on 3 December 2012 for employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants who fall foul of the requirement on them to take part in work-related activity or a work-focused interviews. Edward Graham outlines the main features of the new sanctions regime.

Court of Appeal strikes down Work Programme Regulations

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Regulations under which some of the Government’s “Back to Work” schemes have been created are unlawful and must be quashed. See previous CPAG articles on Sanction Busting and Sanction Busting part 2.

Sanction busting – part 2

Issue 231 (December 2012)
Martin Williams highlights the practical steps that can now be taken to assist claimants who were sanctioned to file (late) appeals and the sheer volume of unlawful sanction decisions which it appears have been made.