Today I received a very interesting document, writes SeerCharlotte on The Poor Side of Life.

It consists of the governments latest plans regarding sanctions. It makes very interesting reading. That is if you don’t get too angry…

“Support is also given with job-searching and skills but at its heart the system relies on people seeking employment for themselves. It is therefore critical to get people to comply and we know sanctions play an important role in encouraging claimants to comply. DWP research shows[5] that:
72 per cent of JSA claimants and 61 per cent of ESA claimants said awareness of sanctions made them more likely to follow rules; and 63 per cent of JSA claimants and 44 per cent of ESA claimants said awareness of sanctions made them more likely to look for, or take steps to prepare for work.”

LIE!!….Sanctions make people too scared to live, too scared to do anything but what the Job Centre tell them to do. SANCTIONS KILL.

There’s much more on The Poor Side of Life, although the formatting seems to have gone adrift somewhat. It’s definitely worth reading, considering the Commons Work and Pensions committee has started taking evidence on the usefulness of benefit sanctions.

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