Universal Credit claimants threatened with sanctions through no fault of their own

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I would like a full total of the number of Universal Credit claimants being threatened with sanctions through no fault of their own, please include all totals

Yours faithfully,

Paul McGee

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Dear Paul McGee,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 24th

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

J Roberts left an annotation ()

Not what you requested, but some people might be interested:

'Failure to attend or participate in a Work-Focused Interview accounted for 98.9% of all adverse decisions in the last year.'


The Canary:

'In the year May 2021 to April 2022, this meant the DWP sanctioned over 350,000 claimants. It also said that over 10% of these people were sanctioned more than once.'