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Michael Moore welcomes change to benefits

Michael Moore MP.

Michael Moore MP.

Changes in how benefit sanctions are imposed on claimants have been welcomed by Borders MP Michael Moore.

As a result of a review by independent expert Matthew Oakley of how Jobcentre Plus and Back to Work scheme providers communicate with claimants who have their benefits stopped, the Government is setting up a specialist team to look at all communications and working more closely with local authorities and advice centres to simplify the system.

Mr Moore said: “I worked very closely with Citizens’ Advice Scotland on the publication of their report into benefit sanctions and I am pleased to see that some of CAS’ recommendations are being implemented following this review.

“We must ensure that people are never left without any income due to sanctions.”

 

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