Discussing the expected rise in mass unemployment in Britain contributors to this site have highlighted
- The wait for Benefits.
- The low level of Benefits, and problems about local Housing Allowance (Housing Benefit).
- The way ‘Legacy Benefits’ claimants are being punished by not getting the £20 a week rise that Universal Credit claimants have got until they move on to the new system. Then they will also get a special “run on payment.
People have underlined the way Universal Credit (UC) is based on the assumption that work is “Out there” and that people need to be “nudged” (that is, if need be, threatened with destitution, ‘sanctions”) to get it.
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