Government to dock £40 from everyone who loses their job

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From this Autumn anyone who loses their job will receive £40 less as a result of government plans.

Kevin Friery‘s insight:

"The government plans to make all new claimants for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA) wait seven days before they are eligible for help (at the moment they have to wait three days). The committee’s consultation reveals that, according to the government’s own assessment, JSA claimants will lose £40 on average, while disabled people claiming ESA will lose £50."   This will certainly impact badly on people when they are at their lowest – a cruel move.

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