Rights (and wrongs) of sanctions

24 July 2014

At Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), we’ve had longstanding concerns about the use of sanctions, which are basically cuts to benefit payments of up to 100% for up to 3 years, and the obvious knock-on impacts on child poverty.  And as the letter in today's Times that we and others have signed shows, we’re not alone in having profound concerns with how sanctions are working.

To read our latest blog on Matthew Oakley's review of JSA sanctions, see Rights (and wrongs) of sanctions