Shocking DWP whistleblower letter shows targets for sanctions in action

This morning the Guardian ran a piece on a DWP whistleblower which revealed that a Job Centre in Walthamstow was set targets for imposing sanctions on jobseekers. Liam Byrne has since suggested that this is why Labour acted as it did on Tuesday. We’ve now got a copy of the letter referred to in the Guardian – and it makes depressing reading.

Meanwhile in the Commons, Iain Duncan Smith is still claiming that targets don’t exist. This letter proves he’s wrong.

You can read it below – and if you have evidence of this happening in other jobcentres, please let us know.

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