A New Place Of Exile

In the Explanatory note to their Emergency Jobseeker’s Bill, the authors note that:

“The Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill is necessary to preserve the position under legislation relating to employment programmes, such as the Government’s ‘Work Programme’, which has been the subject of an adverse Court of Appeal judgment, the effect of which would be that the Government would incur a liability of up to an estimated £130 million in repaying claimants who have been sanctioned under these programmes”

So, they deprived people unlawfully of £130 million. But, of course, they still intend to continue sanctioning people who fell afoul of their illegal legislation, but whose sanction is yet to be processed:

“Fast-tracking is necessary to safeguard against the risk of having to repay sanctions to claimants, and of losing the ability to impose sanctions where decisions have been stockpiled”

Evidently, £130 million is the minimum amount they…

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