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DWP raises issues with sanctions and safeguarding of vulnerable claimants by the companies delivering its Work Programme.

What: DWP accuses companies delivering its Work Programme of an “inconsistent approach” to safeguarding “vulnerable” people who breach strict conditions while claiming ESA. The memo says the providers find the guidance provided by DWP “unclear”.

Why significant: Further evidence of harm caused by DWP’s sanctions regime, and the actions of its contractors.


'Work Programme Live Running Memo', DWP, 2015