Helen Goodman – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Helen Goodman on 2015-01-14.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government’s response to the Independent review of the operation of jobseeker’s allowance sanctions, published in July 2014, when he plans to publish the communications review referred to in that document.

Esther McVey

We have accepted all recommendations made by the Oakley Report and we have already implemented a number of improvements. Our response sets out a number of target completion dates for recommendations made by the Oakley Report.

In the Government Response to the Oakley Review we committed to report on the progress of the Communications Review by the end of 2014. The Department published an update on improvements to communications following the review, on 18 December 2014. This can be found here: