Sanctions regime costing families

Families across Lanark and Hamilton East are being forced into destitution by the UK Tory Government, Angela Crawley MP has warned. New figures have revealed the amount clawed back from struggling households by the Department for Work and Pensions through their benefits sanctions regime. In August 2022 alone, the DWP took £2.3 million off claimants in Scotland, with £49,000 taken from households in Lanark and Hamilton East at an average of £256 per month … Read more