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To: The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Reform the cruel sanctions regime

Reason for signing

  • Undermines trust between DWP employees and customers. A cruel blunt instrument does little to address underlying causes of unemployment. Which ties many into silly unproductive job search routines merely to meet job search targets is counterproductive. I know of one person in recruitment who has criticised job applications they have received. People are sending off incomplete, rushed or unsuited applications solely to meet the numbers stipulated in their claimant commitment.