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Jobseeker's Allowance sanctions

This briefing sheet looks at the sharp rise in sanctions and the unhelpful effects they have on the people affected, as well as recommendations for improving the system.

A rise of 459% in sanctions against Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in a 2 year period not only increased hardship for vulnerable people, but created an unprecedented demand on the Scottish CAB Service.

Publication date
August 2011
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