David Webster (Glasgow University) briefings on benefit sanctions
Dr David Webster is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies) at the University of Glasgow. His research on the labour market and social impacts of deindustrialisation includes work on incapacity benefit/employment support allowance claims, their relationship to other aspects of worklessness and to population health, and the changing pattern of lone parenthood.
David is currently involved in research that introduces a historical perspective into analysis of the current JSA/ESA sanctions regime.
David Webster's publications
- David Webster's evidence submitted (Dec 2014) to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley review.
- Evidence submitted (Jan 2014) to the Oakley review of JSA sanctions for claimants failing to take part in back to work schemes.
- Briefing on the government's response to the House of Commons Work & Pensions Committee Report on Sanctions (Nov 2015)
- Briefings on the DWP's JSA/ESA (and UC from 22 Feb 2017) sanctions statistics release:
17 August 2016 and supplement Explaining the rise and fall of JSA and ESA sanctions 2010-16 3 Oct 2016
- Briefing on the DWP’s JSA/ESA Sanctions Statistics Release, 11 Nov 2015 and Hardship Payments Ad Hoc Statistical Release, 18 Nov 2015
- David Webster's evidence to the Public Accounts Committee, 6 Dec 2016
- Commentary on the government response to the Work and Pensions Commitee report on benefit sanctions, Feb 2019