The Wonga coup: Chancellor George Osborne's 'gift to the payday lenders' in Government Spending Review
Andrew GriceGeorge Osborne was accused of driving the jobless into the arms of foodbanks and payday lenders tonight after announcing that the unemployed would have to wait seven days before claiming benefits.
In his government-wide spending review, the Chancellor unveiled an unexpected £365m package of further cuts in welfare. Under a "work first" policy, the jobless will have to sign on every week instead of fortnightly; look for work from the start of their claim and learn English or face losing benefits if poor language skills are a barrier to work. Single parents will have to prepare for work when their youngest child is three so they can get a job when the child is five.
At present, the unemployed are not eligible for Jobseeker's Allowance for three days. But charities and pressure groups warned that extending that to seven days would cause unnecessary hardship.
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"The Wonga coup: Chancellor George Osborne's 'gift to the payday lenders' in Government Spending Review ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-wonga-coup-chancellor-george-osborne-s-gift-to-the-payday-lenders-in-government-spending-review-