Benefit Sanctions

The Rethink Sanctions campaign continues to call for a full independent review of the unjust benefit sanctions regime. The Government's spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, has produced a highly critical report of the benefit sanctions system. Amongst many criticisms their report revealed that the government held onto and refused to share data showing that sanctioning sick and disabled people harms their ability to get and keep work over the long term. They are the latest in a long line of respected organisations to join the call for full independent review into the sanctions system. 

Church leaders expressed their concerns in a 
letter to the Guardian and our partners Church Action on Poverty have provided a new on-line facility to write to your MP.Over 1,000 people have sent letters so far. Please join the call!