Sacked DWP MP Denies Link Between Welfare Reform And Rise in Job Centre Assaults.

There's uproar today after an MP sacked from the D.W.P. by David Cameron said that the rise in staff abuse at Job Centre's has nothing to do with benefits or sanctions imposed on clients.

Mark Hoban makes the comments in today's Portsmouth News.

Hoban says - "The recent benefit changes don't really affect people in Job Centre's. I would question the link. We already have robust measures in place."

However, Professor Dan Finn of Portsmouth University today insisted there is a link.

Finn told TBG - "When people are dealing with very difficult financial circumstances that can boil over to inappropriate behaviour."

"When the system cracks down on people who are in difficult situations and can't access money this is what happens."