There are several types of benefit payments available to persons who are unemployed - depending upon the nature of their unemployment and the activities they may be involved with - such as 'caring' training' etc.
Many changes have taken place to the old unemployment benefits - the 'dole'. We can expect many more changes - often complex - as the government tries to balance it's books.
It will need to take into account that there are fewer 'available' jobs for Jobseekers. this seems to have been overlooked in the current round of thoughts and discussions. The latest news about getting people into work mode!
It's all very well having grandiose ideas on how to get people back to work. the first thing that is required, is a range of 'suitable' jobs for those who have either been long-term' unemployed, or who are otherwise engaged in assisting society - such as 'caring!
March 9th 2017
***Child Tax Credit - From April this year the ‘family element’ of £545 per year will be abolished.***
March 8th 2017
**MPs are calling for a halt to the accelerating roll-out of Universal Credit as the ongoing problems are causing undue and unnecessary hardship**
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