Crisis Report On Sanctions and Homelessness

Crisis has produced a report on Sanctions and Homelessness.  Here are some of the figures produced by the report

Sanctions: trends and numbers
In the past 13 years 6.8m sanctions have
been applied to Job Seekers Allowance
(JSA) claimants and, since the introduction of
Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in 2008,
115,300 sanctions have been applied to ESA
claimants. However, the sanctions rate has
increased dramatically over the past five
years and, in particular, since the introduction
of the new regime in 2012. For example:• The number of JSA sanctions per 100
claimants has almost tripled, from 2.5
sanctions per 100 claimants per month
in the year ending March 2001 to seven
per 100 claimants per month in the year
ending March 2014

The average monthly number of JSA
sanctions has risen dramatically from
35,500 a month up to October 2012 to
84,800 after this date
• There has been more than a three-fold
increase in ESA sanctions from 1,400 per
month in March 2013 to 5,400 in March
2014

The most common reason for a sanction at
present is failing to actively seek work, with
around one in three sanctions imposed for
this reason. Over half of all JSA sanctions
are at the lower level, one third at the
intermediate level and currently less than 10
per cent at the higher level.

You can read the whole report  here crisis report
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