Workfare and unlawful sanctions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0693
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following the Court of Appeal's ruling on the 12th February that the regulations under which most of the Government's back-to-work schemes were created are unlawful, will you drop the benefit sanctions from your mandatory work experience pilot?

Answer

Answer for Workfare and unlawful sanctions

Answer for Workfare and unlawful sanctions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. The Court of Appeal did not cast any doubt on the intention behind any of the DWP schemes and noted that the use of mandation was appropriate in such schemes.