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Posted on 30th April 2018

Ministers have shelved a plan to cut benefit sanctions, sending poorest to food banks

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The Independent, 3 March 2018

“Ministers are accused today of breaking a promise to introduce a reform to cut the huge number of benefit sanctions, plunging people into the misery of hunger and eviction from their homes in some cases.

A “yellow card” system, giving claimants 14 days to challenge a decision to dock their benefits on the grounds it was imposed wrongly, was pledged more than two years ago in October 2015.”

Read the full article here.

For more information on our work around benefit sanctions please visit our policy issues page on welfare reform.