JSA: Rugby and Inverness jobseekers first for Claimant Commitment

Rugby and Inverness will be the first Jobcentres to put the Claimant Commitment into practice for new claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance – starting this week with national roll out completed by spring 2014. [emphasis added]
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/jobseekers-to-start-signing-new-claimant-commitment-today

“It is important to note that whilst the Claimant Commitment will replace the existing product for the claimant group agreed for roll-out, it will for legislative purposes act as the Jobseeker’s Agreement and claimant acceptance of it will not be a condition of entitlement for JSA as it will be for Universal Credit.”? [emphasis added]
http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/5264/

“Outside of Universal Credit, there is no legislative basis for raising sanctions against
the number of hours spent on job search activities.”
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/172892/response/429482/attach/html/3/IR684%20WDTK%20RS%20Van%20Spall.pdf.html

Specimen Claimant Commitments
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/claimant_commitment#incoming-398294

New 35 hour per week Job Search commitments confirmed – Universal Credit
http://consentarchive.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/thirtyfive/

“…ensuring all new JSA and UC claimants are automatically signed on to Universal Jobmatch
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press-releases/2013/mar-2013/dwp042-13.shtml

FOI Watch on Claimant Commitment(s)
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=”Claimant+Commitment”+site:https://www.whatdotheyknow.com

Debate and Discuss at:
http://unemploymentmovement.com/forum/unemployment-and-job-centre-plus/7250-jobseekers-to-start-signing-new-claimant-commitment-today

Notes: Welfare rights law and DWP guidance, in particular, changes frequently.
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