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Sanctions mean thousands have Jobseeker's Allowance cut

More than 400,000 people lost Jobseeker's Allowance in less than a year because of new penalties introduced by the government.

Ministers say the penalties are used only as a deterrent and people who lose the allowance are not doing enough to find a job.

The BBC's social affairs correspondent Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 06 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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