My partner was made redundant in April, signed on Jobseekers Allowance, a meager £71 pounds a week. For some unknown reason other then to possibly to get people to sign off. He has gone from signing on everyweek, most people sign on every two weeks, to EVERYDAY!! “Its a pilot scheme” Please can someone enlighten me ( if they know), as to how this is going to help. The amout of traveling hours, the cost along with the stress caused! With the small amout of redundancy money he received he invested in a computer to be about to search from home, apply for jobs etc. Signing on the other day, to guys where quite openly talking to each other how they get round the system! These are the people they should be targeting, not someone who has been unfortutatly been made redundant and only been signing on for 4 months!!
I worry, he’s a worker, likes to be busy. Only last week I read an article in the paper how the suicide rate has gone up putting the resession as one of the causes.