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Tories claim there isn't enough time in the parliamentary calendar for a change in legislation.
Groundbreaking Demos study reveals ‘culture of disbelief’ about disability among jobcentre staff leads to money being docked.
Garreth Forrest saw his benefit payments slashed by more than £500 a month.
Theresa May confronted by SNP MP on plight of sanctioned Glasgow woman pushed to the brink of homelessness.
Work and Pensions Secretary defended the Government's controversial benefit sanctions regime on the BBC's Andrew Marr show.
Tory minister admitted that Universal Credit claimants may be sanctioned if they refuse to take up zero-hours employment opportunities.
Former Jobcentre worker reveals culture of cruelty against unemployed people.
Welfare cuts 'putting claimants under terrible mental and financial strain', say psychologists.
Department for Work and Pensions instructs local job centre to be ‘as flexible as possible’ with those affected by fire.
Disability Rights UK call for 'fit for work' tests to be replaced and the abolition of 'bedroom tax', among other demands.
Labour vows to transform the welfare system from one that demonises disabled people to one that supports them.
'Single parents increasingly feel punished for being unable to juggle seeking work and looking after their children', charity says.
Campaigners will target more than 80 jobcentres across the UK, as part of a 'national day of action' to stop benefit sanctions.
Resolution passed at the SNP Conference calls on the UK Government to scrap the brutal benefit sanctions regime.
Tories cruel sanctions regime is damaging people's mental health and causing them to slip into poverty and destitution, experts claim.
Researcher claims the true number of sanctions imposed on unemployed people is double that reported by the government.
MPs call for review as PAC report finds sanctions are being unevenly applied and are forcing some people into homelessness.
Psychologists say sanctions regime is "undermining mental health and wellbeing" and causing destitution, hardship, and widespread anxiety.
More than 71,000 sanctions were applied against disabled ESA claimants between 3 December 2012 and 30 September 2016.
Mhairi Black MP: Tories must must pay attention to cross-party calls for £30 a week ESA cut to be halted until additional support is introduced.
A disabled person on the DWP’s Work Programme is three times as likely to be sanctioned as to find a job, evidence suggests.
Mhairi Black has vowed to be “a thorn in the side” of the UK Government over the “horrific and unfair” benefit sanctions regime.