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Employment minister says there is no formal policy to liaise with agencies after a sanction.

What: Employment minister Esther McVey says there is “no formal policy to liaise with Health and Social Service agencies when a sanction is applied”.

Why significant: From 2010 onwards, there were questions over whether DWP – under successive Conservative-led governments – did or did not have a duty of care to recipients of benefits, and how they ensured their safety, including those who had been sanctioned.


'Social Security Benefits: Disqualification',2014