WHILE the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee can listen to the hardship faced by Scots hit by the DWP's sanctions regime JOAN said they are powerless to act because welfare policy is based in London.
WHAT kind of country do you want to live in?
Is it the kind where a person with learning difficulties is left destitute after having his benefits stopped as a punishment?
The man in question also had dyslexia and struggled to handle money. He just did not understand why he had been “sanctioned” by the Department for Work and Pensions...
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