Category Archive: (JSA) Job Seekers Allowance

Apr 03

UK – 10 lies we’re told about welfare

  Has someone made Jim Royle a policy adviser? Millions are being made poorer while we’re fobbed off with porkies   • Ruth Patrick: This is how people on benefits actually feel   Welfare reform, my arse. Has Jim Royle parked his chair, feet up, telly on, in the corridors between the Treasury and the Department …

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Aug 07

ENGLAND – Judge: Government broke benefits law

The Government broke the law when it stripped an unemployed man of his benefits for six months after he refused to participate in an unpaid back-to-work scheme, the High Court has ruled. But Mr Justice Foskett did not agree with two people who claimed that the workfare programme had breached their human rights by forcing …

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Jan 15

UK – Why the government was wrong to make me work in Poundland for free

People queue outside a jobcentreplus in Bristol. There are now more than a million young people without jobs in the UK. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty In a routine appointment with my personal Job Centre Plus adviser last October, I was informed of an open day for people interested in potential retail jobs. Having been unemployed for …

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