Your "equality analysis" on the reinstatement of conditionality [benefit sanctions] across affected benefits

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please disclose a copy of your "equality analysis" mentioned below:

"Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Yes – an equality analysis has been undertaken by the Department for Work and Pensions on the reinstatement of conditionality across affected benefits, and provided to the Secretary of State so she can fulfil her Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) responsibilities"
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Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Frank Zola,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 11th
September.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Thanks for your quick response to my information requested, especailly as you responded well before the response was due mid-October.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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DWP 'Equality Analysis for Reinstatement of Benefit Sanctions and Conditionality' https://mrfrankzola.wordpress.com/2020/0...

Universal Credit: No Work Search #BenefitSanctions from 30 June 2020 until millions of claimants “accept a new or revised Claimant Commitment”, the DWP has recruited thousands of new Work Coaches, Jobcentre and local Covid19 restrictions are lifted.
https://mrfrankzola.wordpress.com/2020/0...

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