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There’s something not quite right about the DWP’s latest statistics covering benefit sanctions.
I’d go into it in detail but, in the spirit of the saying that a picture can tell a story better than a thousand words, let’s just have a look at this graph instead (courtesy of @UKJCP on Twitter).
By my reckoning, somebody’s calculations started to go seriously amiss in November 2012.
What do you think has happened?
And who do you think is to blame?
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