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Universal Credit: Glasgow

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 268556, tabled on 24 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been sanctioned in universal credit at (a) Shettleston and (b) Laurieston Jobcentres in each of the last 12 months; and for what reasons.

Answered on

27 June 2019

Universal Credit sanctions statistics by Jobcentre Plus Office and referral reasons are published and can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance for users is available at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html

Sanctions are only used in a minority of cases, and that is only when people fail to meet their agreed conditionality requirements without good reason. A Decision Maker will take into account all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or caring responsibilities and any evidence of good reason they have provided, before deciding whether a sanction is warranted.

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