Welfare is a safety net, not a lifestyle choice. Ninety years of welfare has created intergenerational welfare dependency, and instead of accepting this, the Pommy Tory Party have been aggressively chasing people off welfare. They started by limiting the benefits any family can receive to twenty six thousand quid, which drove people to work. Previous some families were receiving double this, maying work very unattractive.
Now Iain Duncan Smith has started nailing bludgers who arenâ€™t looking for work.
More than 466,000 people have their benefits suspended including 2,000 who are barred from claiming for three years
Nearly half a million people have had their benefits suspended over the past year after they failed to do enough to find work, turned down job offers or missed Jobcentre appointments, according to new figures.
A total of 466,000 people were hit by sanctions which saw them barred from claiming Job Seekers Allowance for an average of between four weeks and three months.
However, 2,000 repeat offenders were hit by significantly harder sanctions and had their benefits stopped for the next three years, including 49 single parents and 978 people under the age of 24.
Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, hailed the figures as evidence that the sanctions system is deterring people from offending after the proportion of people sanctioned fell by 18 per cent.
He said that “there should be consequences” when people “don’t play by the rules”: “The vast majority of people on benefits want to work â€“ and take up all the support on offer to move into a job. We can see this from the record numbers of people in work and falling unemployment. Â Read more »