Benefit Sanctions Contents


Committee information


1 Introduction


Conditionality and sanctions explained

Our inquiry

2 Evidence on the effectiveness of sanctions

The 2012 reforms

The impact of sanctions

3 Vulnerable claimants

Single parents

Care leavers

Claimants with a disability or chronic health condition

4 Universal Credit and sanctions

In-work conditionality

Claimants moving conditionality group

Children and housing elements

5 Setting conditionality requirements

Claimant commitments and available easements

6 Imposing a sanction - referrals and decisions

The quality of decision-making


A ‘yellow card’ system

Decision-making and the burden of proof

7 Hardship payments

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 06 November 2018