Hundreds of Fenlanders fall foul of benefit sanctions

More than 500 job seekers in Fenland have had their benefits stopped or reduced for up to three years, figures reveal, after the Government announced it is scrapping lengthy sanctions.

Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has announced that she is ending three-year benefit sanctions, which she said were "counterproductive" and failed to help people into work.

Sanctions will now be capped at a maximum of six months.

Anti-poverty charities have welcomed the decision to...
source: Fenland Citizen

2019-05-22 09:17
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