Jobseeker’s Allowance Sanctions Independent Review

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what their evaluation is of the report by Matthew Oakley, commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions, on the imposition of benefits sanctions.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Government welcomes and accepts all of Matthew Oakley's recommendations.

As Matthew himself confirmed, sanctions play an important role in the system. We have already started to make improvements as part of our continuous review of sanctions policy and will continue to build on these through Matthew’s recommendations.

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