AOL money has ran an article titled ‘ Young jobless more likely to break rules over benefits’, if they had done their research they would know there are sanction targets for DWP staff so the headline should be ‘ Young jobless more likely to be set up for a sanction by DWP jobsworths.’
Of course the sanctions apply across the board and have lead to 1000s of people dying and dropping out of the system altogether.
Sanctions will also now apply to in work welfare claimants under Universal Credit.
BBC Panorama 2015
The Guardian 2011
Ministers believe it to be true, so it must be true then.