Sanctions against those on sickness benefit up 350 per cent in Government crackdown

Sanctions against those on sickness benefit up 350 per cent in Government crackdown


‘Soaring numbers of sick or disabled people are being punished by having their benefits taken away in a Government crackdown that experts say is pushing the most vulnerable in society to destitution.
The use of sanctions against those on sickness benefits has gone up by 350 per cent in a year as part of an aggressive drive to push more people into work. Those with serious health conditions can have their benefits removed for up to three years because of minor mistakes, such as missing an appointment at the Job Centre or forgetting to attend skills training.’
Read more: Sanctions against those on sickness benefit up 350 per cent in Government crackdown
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