A review of the DWP benefit fraud sanctions regime
In-House Report No. 149
By Martin Boon, Katherine Cowan and Michael Wagstaff
This Social Research report forms part of the review of the DWP benefit fraud sanctions regime. This qualitative research evaluates the effectiveness of the sanctions regime imposed on benefit claimants that commit fraud. The research involved focus groups with the general public in England, Scotland and Wales, in-depth interviews with benefit claimants who had received a sanction since 1999, a review of relevant literature and analysis of DWP datasets on the incidence of fraud.
ISBN 1 84388 342 2 Paperback
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