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The highest sanction will see Jobseeker's Allowance withdrawn for 13 weeks when, for example, an individual leaves a job voluntarily. This rises to 26 weeks for a second "failure" and 156 weeks for a third
An intermediate sanction for failures such as not actively seeking a job or being available for work. Benefit is initially lost for a month, or 13 weeks for subsequently breaking the rules. Claimants must then reapply
A lower level sanction, resulting in loss of benefit for up to 13 weeks, for failures such as not attending an interview with a jobcentre adviser. Unlike an intermediate sanction, the benefit restarts automatically
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The latest figures showed that 53% of decisions to withdraw benefit were the result of the lowest level sanction, while 38% were intermediate sanctions and 9% the highest level sanction.
First thread so appologies if this is in the wrong place.
Disclaimer: I'm not a conspiracy type but find them interesting to read; however this report marks the biggest militarisation of UK police in their entire history.
Link to report here - www.london.gov.uk...
The Background - The UK has long enjoyed a history of being one of the few countries in the world where police do not carry firearms as standard. They're by no means perfect but it's a world away from judge, jury and executioner roles some other countries have to endure.
Since the government has introduced austerity measures there have been a number of large protests and riots against the policies. As a result of this there have been calls to
It's best reading it in full, however here's a precís:
- Police acknowledge there will be mass protests and riots this summer due to austerity - however instead of recommending austerity be slowed down they want money to be invested in water cannons, baton rounds, fire arms and the like to quell dissent
- They also acknowledge that water cannons can cause permanent blindness, deafness, serious injury and even death - however justify their deployment on the grounds the other alternative is to use conventional firearms.
- The report also says Chief Constables should be able to deplo them without asking the approval of the home secretary.
This is a very worrying report indeed.
Ok, back on Topic...Water Canons....must be for watering the plants, surely they would turn them on the people...would they?? oh wait....see Norn Ireland.
I will apologise of this is on the report I'm not a very good reader but if you can tell me what pages these are on I won't say anything else. But if you can't provide the pages it was written on then your quick description of the report is false
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In the grand scheme of things in a nation of 60+ million people, 60k is a handful. And you're also distorting those figures too, seems to be a trait of yours... Only if the person concerned leaves a job voluntarily for a third time do they get sanctioned for the 3 years
That is one very wonky way of looking at it, if you ignore the basic facts of the matter I highlighted earlier! But, if we're going to be dealing in such simplistic terms, then there is no debate I'm afraid as you're clearly blinkered.
Yeah, dont dare # yourself on the way to the bus stop causing you to turn back. pathetic.
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Then there is a lesson there - if that is indeed true - Don't be late!. An important skill to learn for those seeking work, I might add.
In the grand scheme of things in a nation of 60+ million people, 60k is a handful. And you're also distorting those figures too, seems to be a trait of yours... Only if the person concerned leaves a job voluntarily for a third time do they get sanctioned for the 3 years and if you ask me, if someone walks out of 3 jobs and expects the state to pick up the tab then they don't deserve JSA.