Another hypocritical welfare cut – this time against people in work. If there were any higher paying jobs out there, would anyone be doing a lower paid job?
When Universal Credit is finally introduced, those earning less than the equivalent of the minimum wage for 35 hours a week will be forced to constantly look for more or better paid work to qualify for in-work benefits such as Tax Credits and Housing Benefit. Part time workers could face being sent on workfare in the hours they are not at work and will have to prove to Jobcentre busybodies that they are constantly looking for another, better paid job.
Currently sanctions are usually only inflicted on unemployed people, lone parents or those on sickness or disability benefits. Sanctions are often imposed for the most trivial reason such as being a few minutes late for a meeting with…
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