Benefit Sanctions row escalates
On Friday the Guardian newspaper (which has produced a series of articles about Welfare) published the article below. This details a leaked email confirming the existence of league tables ranking jobcentres activity in referring claimants for benefit to be sanctioned.
Ian Duncan-Smith quickly denied that targets are set for such referrals and his opposite number, Liam Byrne is demanding a parliamentary enquiry. PCS welcomes an enquiry. The union consistently challenges management about the so called Stricter Benefit Regime at every level. Jobcentreplus always deny that there are any targets or league tables for this work.
It is time for the truth.