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Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by echidna on Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:53 pm

Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months
http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/09/04/benefit-sanctions-shoot-up-50-in-six-months

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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Admin on Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:03 pm

The number of sanctions imposed on people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit rose from 18,994 last July to 33,860 in December, before falling back to the 30,000 mark by March this year.

that increase is more like 70% that it is a 50% increase
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Absolut on Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:49 am

76 per cent of these decisions resulted in a sanction being imposed in March 2017

So it was decided that it was ok to put 3 out of 4 people at risk of starvation. Modern 21st century Britain. What a wonderful place to live Sad


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Post by Admin on Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:34 am

its just a reminder of this

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/05/16/dwp-sets-80-benefit-appeal-rejection-target

it really makes you suspect that jcp offices was targetting jcp claimants with 80% dwp sanctions
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Absolut on Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:00 pm

From August 2015 to December 2016 the official DWP figures for UC sanctions are 109,301 overall.

This figure does not include sanctions that were over-turned.

In December 2016 14,823 UC claimants were subject to a sanction deduction out 433,848 claims (3.4%)

The most horrific figure is between April 2000 and March 2017 there have been 6,881,530 adverse sanction decisions in total.
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Caker on Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:43 pm

Admin wrote:The number of sanctions imposed on people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit rose from 18,994 last July to 33,860 in December, before falling back to the 30,000 mark by March this year.

that increase is more like 70% that it is a 50% increase

So by my calculations, sanctions rose by 56% (from 18,995 up to 33,860) July 2016.
They then fell by 11% in December 2016 (the difference between 33,860 and 30,000) but this meant they were still up by 36.7% (the difference between 30,000 and 18,994) by March 2017.  

Please can someone check I got my math's right?  geek
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Admin on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:08 am

from 18,995 up to 33,860 so double is 37,990 would be 100% increase

so from my maths its around 75% too 80% increase

a 50 % increase would be 9.4975 = 28.4925
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Caker on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:02 am

Admin wrote:from 18,995 up to 33,860 so double is 37,990 would be 100% increase

so from my maths its around 75% too 80% increase

a 50 % increase would be 9.4975 = 28.4925



Embarassed Sorry Admin' my error, I see what I should have done.

33,860 is 89% of 37,990 so that is what the increase is.
It then dropped down to 79%.

Does that look more accurate now?
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Admin on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:42 am

no need to be sorry caker

everyone adds up differently with what they was taught with even ive had some reminders on how to do it myself

it looks right to me even i checked with someone else before posting it Very Happy
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Caker on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:30 pm

.....schoolgirl error lol!
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by Brutus on Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:22 pm


Surely the point is that sanctions seems to constantly increase.
One would have hoped for them to reach a plateau but it seems that anyone cursed to claim will be afflicted at some point.
I guess that is part of making claiming more and more unattractive.
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Re: Benefit sanctions shoot up 50% in six months

Post by El-dudeareno on Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm

And I gather it is also to massage the jobless figures, as I understand while on a "sanction" you are not on the official figures? Or as the DWP call it "off-stream" pale

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41252976
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