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100,000 children affected by benefit sanctions – how Britain is still going hungry

Posted on: March 3, 2015

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Benefit tales

About 100,000 children were affected by benefit sanctions last year, according to a new report which says people are still going hungry in modern Britain.

The research shows that nearly seven million weeks of sanctions were handed out to benefit claimants.

The data, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and to be broadcast this evening in Channel 4’s Dispatches, is published today by a coalition of churches including the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Church Action on Poverty, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church.

One victim, James, told the programme: “During the first three weeks of my sanction I continued to look for work as I was required to. By the fourth week however I was exhausted, unwell and no longer had it in me. I was not eating as I had no food and was losing a lot…

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