DWP ‘punishing the working poor’ with new sanctions in Universal Credit system

What do this government want people to do? Even if they are working & have a family they will still expect them to go to the job centre & jump through hoops so they don’t get sanctioned. Heavens help them if they are unlucky enough to get a jobsworth who is looking for a promotion….

Benefit tales

Low-paid workers face sanctions and conditionally previously only imposed on the unemployed

he Government’s new Universal Credit welfare system is “punishing the working poor” with new sanctions on people who work full time for low pay, academics have warned.

Universal Credit combines various benefits into one payment and is being rolled out to people both in work and out of work.

But low-paid workers are expected to look for more hours or take on extra jobs to get more cash as a condition of the in-work wage top-ups, and report to regular jobcentre appointments to prove their activities.

People working under 35 hours are expected to find more – meaning even full-time workers on zero hours contracts who sometimes end up with fewer hours in a week can face conditionality.

Workers who miss jobcentre appointments can face sanctions amounting to hundreds of pounds.

The new rules are an extension of…

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