NAO sanctions study

Our colleague, Dr David Webster (University of Glasgow) has alerted us to the little known fact that the National Audit Office (NAO) is currently carrying out a study of the DWP’s benefit sanctions regime.  The terms of reference are at

The study will run until the autumn so there is time to send in relevant information and insights to the inquiry team.

The audit manager is Colin Ross and his email address is  There is also a contact form on the NAO webpage.