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Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL8487, tabled on 14 June 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what is the current status of the two local pilots of early warning systems instead of immediate benefit sanctions that they launched in 2019.

Answered on

28 June 2023

Evidence from a previous Early Warning trial in 2016 showed the cost of the warning system outweighed the benefits. Since then, we have completed two small-scale proofs of concept to test a simple warning process and currently have no plans to run another test.