Social Security Benefits: Nottinghamshire

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottingham, have been sanctioned in the last (i) six and (ii) 12 months.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information for JSA and ESA sanctions is published at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

New sanctions rules came into force for JSA and ESA from 22 October 2012 and 3 December 2012. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the new regime is the number of low, intermediate, and high level referrals where the decision was found against the claimant. Further information can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules

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