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Response to Commons Select Committee Inquiry into Benefit Sanctions from New Policy Institute

  • Published 26th Jan 2015
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

This short note was submitted in response to the second point in which the Commons Select Committe on benefits sanctions expressed an interest:

  • Whether particular groups of ESA and JSA claimants (by impairment type; age; gender etc.) are proportionately more likely to be sanctioned than others

The analysis focuses on JSA claimants and shows that younger claimants are far more likely to be sanctioned than older claimants and men more likely than women. Consequently, young men are the group most likely to be sanctioned.

About this report
This is a response to the Commons Select Committee Inquiry on benefit sanctions by the New Policy Institute.