Category Archives: Factsheets

Universal Jobmatch – Know Your Rights! (updated 7/12/12)

JSA claimants are being told that they ‘must’ use the Universal Jobmatch to look for jobs and create an account in it. However, there are increasing worries about this system. Monstrous confidentiality problems… The Jobcentre reassures you that your details … Continue reading

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Important stuff coming up!

We will shortly be bringing out a guide to Universal Jobsearch & why you shouldn’t sign up for it – watch this space! There’s a lot going in the next couple of weeks – some organised by BBC, others we’ll … Continue reading

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Employment and Support Allowance: a new harsher test

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is the new sickness benefit introduced in October 2008, which will eventually replace Incapacity Benefit. Its new test, envisaged by the legislator, is extremely difficult to pass and almost nobody is exempted from the test. … Continue reading

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