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Transcripts from the jobcentre: inside a Work Activities meeting for a man with learning difficulties

Reposted from Kate Belgrave This article is about a work activities-type meeting between a jobcentre disability employment adviser and a JSA claimant who has learning difficulties and some literacy problems. The article includes excerpts from a transcript of a recording … Continue reading

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What the Conservative win means for your money

Article reposted from AOL Money UK Good Morning my darlings. I’m feeling a little less emotional about the election result (still angry though) and so I decided to look into what’s to come … © PA Wire ​ Few people … Continue reading

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NEET = Not in Employment, Education or Training. This is my lovely (most of the time) son Huw. He’s 19 years old. He is a NEET. It bothers everyone, except him. He’s just published his first book. http://www.amazon.com/Tomorrow-Gone-Huw-Millward-ebook/sim/B00TJ5DUIQ/2 He has … Continue reading

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‘People are dying!’ Oldham MP blasts Iain Duncan Smith over benefit claim sanctions

Reposted from Mancunian Matters Oldham MP Debbie Abrahams has sensationally accused the Government of contributing to the deaths of vulnerable people due to sanctioning benefit claims in order to improve figures. The Oldham East and Saddleworth constituent publicly lambasted the … Continue reading

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Jobseeker Sanction Advice

Posting this because people may find it useful Link to the site here:-   http://jobseekersanctionadvice.com/   Jobseeker Sanction Advice Home Page Hello and welcome to the website of the J.S.S.A. Now we wouldn’t blame you for wondering, who are JobSeeker Sanction … Continue reading

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Reposted from DWPExamination.org In today’s scary news, it has emerged that the DWP are claiming the right to enter the home of people in receipt of a variety of benefits, demand to see their ID and financial documents, and interrogate … Continue reading

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Government to take £40 from everyone who loses their job

From this Autumn anyone who loses their job will receive £40 less as a result of government plans to make people wait for longer for any job support, according to a consultation published today (Friday) by the Social Security Advisory … Continue reading

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Just another day at the jobcentre…

Reposted from an article by Kate Belgrave NUJ This excellent article by Kate sums up the Kafkaesque conditions meted out to jobseekers; it’s a long article but is well worth reading and just remember, these stories are true! Interviews with … Continue reading

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People stripped of benefits could be charged for challenging decision

Reposted from The Guardian You couldn’t make it up could you ….. David Cameron has been blamed for creating a ‘national crisis’ because of ‘punitive sanctions’ and other DWP failures. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA People who have been stripped of benefits could be … Continue reading

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Record number of sanctions made against benefits claimants in 2013

Reposted from Guardian Society The figures say it all. A Jobcentre sign at the Department for Work and Pensions: the figures are derived from the latest quarterly set of sanctions totals published by the DWP. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters The total … Continue reading

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