Record numbers of jobseekers are being ‘sanctioned’ – losing all of their benefit for weeks or months if they are deemed to be not trying hard enough to find work. Here we find out what happens to claimants when this happens, and reveal the pressure on jobcentre staff to cut off people’s money
- John Domokos Length: 5min 17sec Friday 22 March 2013
Labour Manifesto 1945: ‘SOCIAL INSURANCE AGAINST THE RAINY DAY’
“If, unhappily, bad times were to come, and our opponents were in power, then, running true to form, they would be likely to cut these social provisions on the plea that the nation could not meet the cost.”
TIME FOR THE “OPPOSITION” TO OPPOSE!
NO LABOUR PARTY FOR WORKFARE OR SANCTIONS!
‘Secondly taxpayers became liable to pay back Jobseekers Allowance to all the people who had been sanctioned following their refusal to participate in various work experience schemes. This would have come to £130 million. I chose to abstain because I did not think it reasonable to expect the taxpayer to have to foot the bill for the Government’s incompetence.’
~ Sheil Gilmore MP (Labour, Edinburgh East) March 20th 2013
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