The performance of 740 UK job centres is currently judged on the number of people who stop claiming benefits.
But The performance of 740 UK job centres is currently judged on the number of people who stop claiming benefits.
But in 40% of cases, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said, officials did not know if former claimants had found work or not while the record of individual job centres was not rated. the Commons Public Accounts Committee said, officials did not know if former claimants had found work or not while the record of individual job centres was not rated.
The DWP keeps a scorecard that includes info on how many folk get sanctioned - and, according to a Reasonable Jobcentre Advisor in the article, some jobcentres have set and enforced targets for the amount of people they can get sanctioned.
Neil Couling - the man responsible for benefit reforms - "has a hunch" that these sanctioning league tables are an "isolated incident" and has since began an inquiry.
If you want to find out how well your area’s doing, check out the table here!
Something tells me his disclosure isn’t coming back pristine either, so it’s ASDA for you, Ratzinger.
“Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare. Workfare profits the rich by providing free labour, whilst threatening the poor by taking away welfare rights if people refuse to work without a living wage. We are a grassroots campaign, formed…
i love it in the same way that i love cherry coke
i know its rotting my teeth
dissolving my insides
accreting in my fat-pockets
but i’ll never stop loving it
Can we all just take a few moments to applaud this absolute hero.
i am so sorry
That’s fucking unreal. I’m so sorry you’ve been put in such a horrible situation. :( Signing on to JSA is kind of like playing football, only the goalposts keep shifting.
I’ve found that the personal advisors you get after so many weeks are really, really good, in spite of the horrible stuff their work demands of them. Here’s to hoping things get better!
I had a similar thing happen, where I had an in-depth discussion about videogames with my advisor because I was on a game design course at uni. In fairness, it was one of the best sign-ons I’ve had, because there was 0% headache from advisors second-guessing anything I said.
I was on a ‘sector based work academy’ for two weeks. They gave me something to sign to ‘automatically sign me on’ for those two weeks, only to screw up and put my paperwork in the wrong box.
(Although they did sort it out quickly so my JSA was only a day late)