These regulations proposed that jobseekers, who had been claiming for 13 weeks, should increase the number of steps they should take each week from 2 to 3. In addition they should sign-on more frequently and extend their geographical range to one and a half hours from home. The Committee examined these proposals and concluded that they were not justified and that if the Department wanted to gather more information they should do so through a pilot study. The Government, whilst noting this conclusion, has decided to press ahead with the regulations anyway.These regulations proposed that jobseekers, who had been claiming for 13 weeks, should increase the number of steps they should take each week from 2 to 3.
|Title||:||Draft Jobseekers Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2004 Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee Under Section 174 (1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and the Statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in Accordance with Section 174 (2) of That Act|
|Author||:||Boyd-Carpenter Thomas, Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions, Great Britain. Social Security Advisory Committee|