Research into the effectiveness of benefit sanctions (2019)

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I wish to see the following:

Full copies of research into the effectiveness of benefit sanctions commissioned by the DWP in 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Lloyd

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Dear Joseph Lloyd,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 27th
January.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Research into the effectiveness of benefit sanctions (2019)'.

The DWP director general for universal credit said in June 2020, he had “every intention" of making this research public.

Please reconsider this refusal.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Lloyd

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Dear Joseph Lloyd,

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

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The DWP have released the report: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

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Some people might be interested in this:

David Webster (University of Glasgow) briefings on benefit sanctions

https://cpag.org.uk/policy-and-campaigns...

His most recent Briefing is dated 2/3/23:

'This Briefing reports on the quarterly DWP Universal Credit sanctions statistics for Great Britain published on 14 February, and on important information that has come to light since the previous Briefing (November 2022).'