JSA claims down more than one thousand in Colchester

JSA claims down more than one thousand in Colchester

JSA claims down more than one thousand in Colchester

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THE number of people claiming jobseekers’ allowance in Colchester has dropped by more than one thousand in the past year.

In July this year there were 1,750 claimants compared to 2,770 the previous year.

Across Essex there are now 15,171 people claiming JSA, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics this morning.

Last year there were about 23,500.

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10:38am Wed 13 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

I wonder how many are on 0 hours contracts, or some other benefit designed to make the JSA figures look better?
I wonder how many are on 0 hours contracts, or some other benefit designed to make the JSA figures look better? Ritchie_Hicks
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5:19pm Wed 13 Aug 14

KA-Wivenhoe says...

A job is a job, surely?

Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI.

A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be.
A job is a job, surely? Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI. A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be. KA-Wivenhoe
  • Score: -6

6:52am Thu 14 Aug 14

Existentialism says...

KA-Wivenhoe wrote:
A job is a job, surely?

Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI.

A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be.
Hark the quotation of Rackmanite or Nicholas Van Hoosgtraten, style Capitolism, the doo gooder blue blood at the expense of everyone else.
Question who foots the bill when they end up in the Medical Knackers Yard in their early 50's ?
Short sighted ? Bigoted ? Selfish ? Uncaring ?
[quote][p][bold]KA-Wivenhoe[/bold] wrote: A job is a job, surely? Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI. A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be.[/p][/quote]Hark the quotation of Rackmanite or Nicholas Van Hoosgtraten, style Capitolism, the doo gooder blue blood at the expense of everyone else. Question who foots the bill when they end up in the Medical Knackers Yard in their early 50's ? Short sighted ? Bigoted ? Selfish ? Uncaring ? Existentialism
  • Score: 3

9:20am Thu 14 Aug 14

wormshero says...

KA-Wivenhoe wrote:
A job is a job, surely?

Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI.

A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be.
0 hour contracts are disgraceful - they keep people in work with no guarantee of hours or income and stop these people from searching for work that pays them correctly. Large numbers of people on 0 hour contracts don't earn anything like a living wage. A lot of them *would* be better off on JSA while they find a job that guarantees them work and pay rather than working a job that guarantees neither.
[quote][p][bold]KA-Wivenhoe[/bold] wrote: A job is a job, surely? Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI. A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be.[/p][/quote]0 hour contracts are disgraceful - they keep people in work with no guarantee of hours or income and stop these people from searching for work that pays them correctly. Large numbers of people on 0 hour contracts don't earn anything like a living wage. A lot of them *would* be better off on JSA while they find a job that guarantees them work and pay rather than working a job that guarantees neither. wormshero
  • Score: 3

9:32am Thu 14 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

KA-Wivenhoe wrote:
A job is a job, surely?

Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI.

A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be.
Zero hours contracts normally mean there is no obligation for employers to offer work. Quiet week = no work.

Hardly secure, is it?
[quote][p][bold]KA-Wivenhoe[/bold] wrote: A job is a job, surely? Anybody not working and on JSA would be a lot worse off than they are by having a wage and paying taxes/NI. A contract/no contract/ 0 hours contract is irrelevant. You work, you get paid. That's how it should be.[/p][/quote]Zero hours contracts normally mean there is no obligation for employers to offer work. Quiet week = no work. Hardly secure, is it? Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 4

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