Sunday, 4 January 2015

DWP investigates 60 claimant suicides


The Observer reveals that the DWP has carried out 60 peer reviews following the deaths of customers. The case of a Salford man who tried to take his own life after his benefits were cut is described, and mention is made of a Salford City Council internal report which concluded that sanctioning benefits could lead to extreme hardship, reliance on loan sharks, shoplifting and depression.
The Observer, 




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