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Reposted from South Wales Evening Post

horror as figures reveal four in five who have JSA sanctioned “don’t find work”



NEATH MP Peter Hain has expressed his horror that four in every five individuals who have job seeker benefits sanctioned, don’t find work.

The figures have been released in a report from the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which was presented to MPs yesterday.

The report looks at individuals who have been removed from Jobseekers Allowance, and what happens to them next with 43% subsequently ceasing to try to claim the benefit and only 20% of those who left stating that they had found work.

The authors of the report have called for a full cost-benefit analysis that looks not just narrowly at employment but at the hidden social costs of sanctions.

Raising the figures in the House of Commons Mr…

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