Tag Archives: benefit sanctions

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‘Hostile environment’


When the new benefits sanctions regime was first introduced in 2012, prime minister David Cameron’s Conservative government proudly declared it was ending the so-called “something... Read More
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‘Truly appalling’


Tens of thousands of sick and disabled people have been denied benefits they were legally entitled to because of “shoddy administration”, according to an official... Read More
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Free labour scandal


Halfords has been criticised for running a government-backed traineeship first exposed by UniteLive that sees young jobseekers work for two months without pay.   Financial... Read More
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‘Human catastrophe’


The treatment of disabled people under the Tories is a “human catastrophe” the United Nations has said.   In a damning indictment, the UN Committee... Read More
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‘Abhorrent’


The Tories have imposed benefit sanctions lasting at least six months on nearly 6,000 sick and disabled people, shocking new figures show.   Department for... Read More
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Compassion wins the day


A new report has revealed the staggering success of Unite Community members in overturning wrongly implemented benefits sanctions in Newcastle and the north east.  ... Read More
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No to sanctions


Unite members will come together across Britain tomorrow (March 29) in a national day of action to stop benefits sanctions, with demonstrations in cities and... Read More
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Sanctioned to sleeping rough


The government’s despised benefit sanctions regime has pushed people into sleeping rough, a scathing report by MPs has concluded.   The cruel measures that punish... Read More