A cut in Jobseeker’s Allowance?
Direct Gov has published an analysis of post-Budget benefit changes. It reports that:
If you’ve been claiming Jobseekers Allowance for more than 12 months your benefit will be reduced to 90%.
Yesterday’s budget announced that people on JSA who have been on Housing Benefit for 12 months will have their Housing Benefit reduced (which Direct Gov notes). However, there was no mention in the Budget documents of a JSA reduction for people facing long-term unemployment. Is this an error or an early announcement?
UPDATE: Direct Gov have confirmed that this is wrong – and are correcting their site.