Government changes announced today by Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, on benefit sanctions have been welcomed by Warley MP John Spellar.


John Spellar MP said:-


“I am regularly getting cases where for very minor infringements people are being penalised for weeks at a time and putting them into real hardship and often forcing them into the hands of moneylenders.  It’s grossly unfair to people already struggling to keep going.


“At last pressure from MPs had brought about some change, but we will have to see how these work out to ensure that we have a system that ensures that people get into work when they can, but also is fair and seen to be fair.”

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