Web links for 11th April 2011
The Guardian are asking benefit claimants and Jobcentre staff to tell them about the reality of sanctions. Whether you have been sanctioned yourself, have experience being sanctioned or work with those who have had benefits cut off they are keen to hear from you. If you work in a Jobcentre or have done, they are also very interested to hear your perspective. You can email the Guardian directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wise Group says the Department for Work and Pensions broke its own guidelines over awarding of Scottish WP contracts. The guidance asked bidders to give voluntary organisations at least 30 per cent of sub-contracted work but the winners have actually given no more than 8 per cent.