The UK unemployment rate is nearly 5% – over 1.5 million people without a job. But there are many more
The Poor Side of Life blog – states “it is wrong to make people suffer in the way that the Department of Works & Pensions (DWP) do. The claimants are not to blame for their poverty, its very easy to fall upon hard times, but extremely hard to climb out of poverty. Every attempt is thwarted with yet another obstacle given to them by the DWP.”
The levels of Job Seekers Allowance is inadequate to meet basic needs of the most vulnerable people of society.
Labour will focus improving the lives of the less fortunate through its commitments to traditional public services and innovating policies such universal basic income.