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The government’s response to Matthew Oakley's independent review of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) sanctions.
Government’s response to the independent review of the operation of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions validated by the Jobseekers Act 2013
Ref: ISBN 9781474108324, CM8904 PDF, 266KB, 19 pages
Print version: Government’s response to the independent review of the operation of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions validated by the Jobseekers Act 2013
Ref: ISBN 9781474108317, CM8904 PDF, 445KB, 24 pages
Welsh: Ymateb y Llywodraeth i’r adolygiad Annibynnol o weithrediad sancsiynau Lwfans Ceisio Gwaith a ddilyswyd gan Ddeddf Ceiswyr Gwaith 2013
Ref: ISBN 9781784252991 PDF, 130KB, 9 pages
This publication sets out the government’s response to Matthew Oakley’s independent review of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions, published on 22 July 2014.
In September 2013, DWP appointed Matthew Oakley, a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee, to look at:
- the clarity of information given to Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants who have had their benefits reduced for failing to take part in mandatory back to work schemes
- what could be done to make the process clearer
The government has accepted all of Matthew’s recommendations.
DWP published an update on improvements to communications following the review, on 18 December 2014.
Published: 22 July 2014
Updated: 18 December 2014
- Link added to the update on DWP improvements to communications following the independent review of JSA sanctions.
- Published Welsh version of the government response.
- First published.