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80,000 families face benefits cuts this Christmas as further sanctions are introduced

80,000 families face benefits cuts this Christmas as further sanctions are introduced

Around 80,000 families face benefit cuts of £250 this month in further sanctions against the jobless and ­disabled, it has been claimed.

The Public and Commercial Services Union said data provided by the Department for Work and Pensions showed 74,000 would lose more than £19million in Jobseeker’s Allowance.

And £700,000 in employment and support allowances are being taken away from 6,800 disabled people.

 

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