I read an article regarding living off Job Seekers Allowance (the DOLE) which is apparently £60.50 a week now, was in 2009 when I read the article, now as I update some info (April 2014) it’s £56.80 for 16 to 14 year olds and £71.70 for 25 or over. The comments brought back memories of when we as a family claimed UK benefits due to disability and made me think some people would be better off starting their own business (self employed) rather than being registered as unemployed and claiming job seekers allowance (JSA) or income support: in the UK you claim income support if you haven’t paid enough national insurance contributions. We have a system of working tax credits […]

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