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Sanctions durations and rate: background information and methodology

Information about the benefit sanctions duration statistics and methodology, including the calculation for the point-in-time rate.

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Benefit sanctions durations and sanction rate calculation: explanation of methodology

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Benefit sanction durations is the length of time that a claimant has a reduction to their benefit due to a sanction.

Published 16 August 2017
Last updated 15 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version (May 2018) of 'Benefit sanctions durations and sanction rate calculation: explanation of methodology'. Updated information about matching sanctions to payment drops on page 5.
  2. Published a revised version of 'Benefit sanctions durations and sanction rate calculation: explanation of methodology'. The new version is dated February 2018 and has been updated to support the latest release of sanctions statistics.
  3. Published a revised version of 'Benefit sanctions durations and sanction rate calculation: explanation of methodology'. The new version is dated November 2017 and has been updated to support the latest release of sanctions statistics.
  4. First published.