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December 2016
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Our project has been getting the word out about our findings in the UK and Scottish parliaments during the autumn. We're also continuing our series of guest blogs and don't forget you can leave comments on our website. For really up-to-the-minute news, follow us on twitter @WelCond. Get in touch by email.
Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful holiday, and we'll be back in the New Year.

Our evidence on sanctions  Our project gave evidence to the National Audit Office's inquiry into benefit sanctions and the Public Accounts Committee's follow-up inquiry. The PAC report is due out in the New Year. Read our submission
Michael Orton blog Michael's workshops - funded by the Social Policy Association - have toured the country asking: 'What practical, concrete steps would you suggest to put the security back into social security? His guest blog for us summarises the project and asks for more responses
Social housing presentation Are we seeing more conditionality in social housing? Team member Beth Watts from Heriot-Watt University posed the question at HQN's recent event in Birmingham. View her slides
Dave Johns interview  The star of I, Daniel Blake, the Ken Loach film that has swept the awards and become an international box office event, talked to our project about the realities of the benefit system. Read the story
Holyrood debate Thanks to Sandra White MSP, our findings received an hour-long debate in the Scottish Parliament recently. Participating MSPs raised key points from our first wave findings on the hardship and injustice reported by service users. Read the transcript or watch the video
Homelessness debate A recent event in Glasgow, hosted by our Heriot-Watt University colleagues with Glasgow Homelessness Network and Crisis, discussed the sensitive topic of interventionist and enforcement responses to rough sleeping. Read Sarah Johnsen's blog and report
Wave c research The final round of our interviews with welfare service users is well underway. Participants - if you've moved, or changed your phone number or email address, please let us know.
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The support of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is gratefully acknowledged

            
           

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