The Tories have been accused of slipping out a study admitting that there's 'no evidence' benefit sanctions work.
The findings, which cast doubt on the effectiveness of a key element of Universal Credit, were published quietly on 12 September with no ministerial announcement.
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He told the Independent: “Under universal credit, sanctions are being used for the first time ever against low-paid workers as a means of pushing them to increase their hours or move jobs.
A DWP spokesperson told the Independent: “The ‘in work progression trials’ helped encourage claimants to increase their hours, seek out progression opportunities and take part in job-related training.