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HiJinx

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A million people missing from the unemployment stats
« on: Oct 24, 2008, 11:48:56 AM »

No Support for Construction Industry
As the bankers lay back and relax in their new found wealth and contemplate their next bonus
Construction Industry workers are finding that their self employed status makes them unable to claim any benefits at all.
As Gordon announces to all in the House of Commons that he is helping the unemployed there is actually not only no help at the grass roots but a benefit system designed to deter the unemployed from claiming.

A Million Missing From Unemployment Figures.
The department of works and pensions has built up a system of deterrence for would be claimants.
A series of complicated hoops that a claimant has to jump through to actually get registered as unemployed and eventually get benefit.
A national telephone registration system has been installed which suggests to claimants that its not worth them registering.
Then an attempt is made to direct them onto other benefits.
Also a secret assessment of their national insurance stamps can invalidate a claim.
Then a personal assessment at the jobcentre to show that they are willing to work.
Then they have to sign on regularly even if it is 20 miles away.
The Department of Works and Pensions is a minefield of secret regulations which the claimant can fall foul of at any time.
It is rather like snakes and ladders.
When claimants are at their lowest ebb and they need help they are faced with a barrage of bureaucratic tricks to make them fail.
Many of them loose the will to continue with their claim.
If you think there is a basic structure to help the unemployed in this country, there isn't, Gordon has already destroyed that.
People are homeless & starving now in Britain and its going to get worse.