Number of sanctions lasting 91 and 182 days in 2020/21

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Claimants of Universal Credit can be sanctioned for periods of 91 and 182 days:

1. For the year 2020/21, please provide the number of 'Medium' sanctions of 91 days you applied and the number of 'Higher' sanctions of 91 and 182 days you applied.

2. If you provide any advice to claimants sanctioned for a period of at least 91 days please send me full details.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

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Dear J Roberts,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 12th

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

J Roberts left an annotation ()

To provide the information without a breakdown of the figures isn't what I want. 'Medium' sanctions can last 28 or 91 days and 'Higher' sanctions can last 91 or 182 days. So some Medium sanctions last as long as some Higher sanctions: (see page 9):