MPs call for sanctions review

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Rotherham's three MPs have called on the Government to review its process of sanctioning jobseekers following a report by Rotherham Council.

Last year in Rotherham saw an increase of 17 per cent on the previous 12 months and in a joint letter to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, John Healey, Sarah Champion and Sir Kevin Barron said:

Sanctions are a necessary part of the benefits system, ensuring jobseekers are preparing and looking for work, but the current sanctions process is inefficient and unfit for purpose.

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