The Department already operates a policy on sanctions for benefit claimants. The Bill extends the application of administrative penalties to employers. Guidance will be issued to ensure consistency of approach among staff involved in deciding when to prosecute or apply penalties.
You should also consider publishing figures of, for example, how many accounts have been accessed and in how many there was no case to answer. The Government’s commitment to implement these recommendations resulted in the publication of a consultation document in July 2000 seeking views on the implementation. Following this consultation, on 18 December 2000, legislation was introduced to the House of Lords and has subsequently received Royal Assent.
Disabled people whose circumstances change (i.e. a death in the family) and who change addresses are not being served by the benefits system. Local authorities are not making severely disabled people aware of the SDP and sending them down the … Read More