Impact assessment

Conditionality, sanctions and hardship – equality impact assessment

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Equality impact assessment about changes to conditionality, sanctions and hardship under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

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Equality impact assessment about changes to conditionality, sanctions and hardship under the Welfare Reform Act 2012. The main changes are:

  • personalised conditionality for couples on benefit
  • reform of the sanctions system so that it more effectively encourages recipients to meet their responsibilities
  • changes to hardship payments