DWP

Number of universal credit claimants facing sanctions soars past 100,000
Employment

Number of universal credit claimants facing sanctions soars past 100,000

Sanctioning more than 100,000 people receiving universal credit during the cost of living crisis is “cruel”, charities say

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves
In-work poverty

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves

“A lot of people claiming universal credit won’t think that people on the other end of the phone might be claiming it” one civil servant told the Big Issue.

The government ‘has no idea’ whether its £2bn Kickstart scheme for jobs actually worked
Unemployment

The government ‘has no idea’ whether its £2bn Kickstart scheme for jobs actually worked

The DWP admitted to a cross-party group of MPs that is clueless to why thousands of young people have stayed on universal credit rather than got Kickstart jobs.

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