The relentless rise of JSA benefit sanctions

  Sanction referrals 2003 – 2013. Data compiled from DWP Stat-Xplore website   There has been a dramatic rise in the number of sanctions against unemployed people over the past decade. The figures, from data compiled from the DWP’s (Department of Work and Pensions) Stat-Xplore website show over 900,000 sanctions were issued in 2013, more than double the number applied in 2009 and almost four times […]

DWP changes “open data” tool after Help Me Investigate raises concerns

The Department for Work and Pensions has promised a series of improvements to an online tool promoted as an example of “open data” after concerns were raised by Help Me Investigate. Stat-Xplore was one of the case studies described in … Continue reading