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Protesters hand out leaflets outside Dundee Job Centre to raise concerns and make people aware of the recent cuts and benefits changes.

Campaigners are calling for answers after clients of Dundee’s job centre were revealed as the most sanctioned in Scotland.

Jobcentre Plus, at the city’s Wellgate Shopping Centre, has issued 8,999 of the measures since October 2012, with 382 handed out in the last year alone.

Critics say sanctions — stopping or cutting claimants’ benefits if they fail to meet agreed commitments, or miss appointments — can plunge already vulnerable people into crisis.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) bosses have been urged to explain why the Dundee office has given out around 2,300 more than the second highest, Aberdeen’s Ebury House, and a staggering 5% of all those issued nationwide.

Source: ‘Cause for concern’ after Dundee Job Centre sanctions most clients in Scotland – Evening Telegraph


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