The DWP sneaked out a damning admission just before parliament closed for the summer

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The DWP sneaked out a damning admission just before parliament closed for the summer

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:55 pm

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released some damning information about benefit sanctions; conveniently just as parliament was closing for its summer holidays.
The DWP: sanctions and mental health

On Tuesday 24 July, minister of state at the DWP Alok Sharma responded to two questions from SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford. She asked the same question twice:

whether [the] Department has made an assessment of the effect of benefit sanctions on the mental health of claimants.

But one question was specifically about people already living with mental health conditions.

To both questions, Sharma said:

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/07/25/the-dwp-sneaked-out-a-damning-admission-just-before-parliament-closed-for-the-summer/
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