[Covid19] Benefit Sanctions and Conditionality and the DWP 'Discretion Framework'

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please disclose a copy of your Discretion Framework, see reference below.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola


Independent report

A review of the COVID-19 temporary measures: occasional paper 24

Published 18 November 2020

We understand that the DWP has a developed a Discretion Framework that is available to DWP staff. While an internal discretion framework can help guide consistency on how conditionality might be eased, DWP should make this guidance publicly available to claimants and support organisations, for example by adding the guidance on discretion to the information provided to claimants on the current easements, linking this information to the claim making process so that it is easily accessible.

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Dear Frank Zola,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 18th

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team