…for JSA claimants alone there is just one computer available for every 700 people.
The scandal hit bodged Government spam site Universal Jobmatch will become mandatory in the next few days.
It seems that despite the well documented security problems, which still exist, claimants could be given a Jobseekers Direction to register an account with the site from the beginning of March – some Jobcentres seem to be saying that means tomorrow, the PCS Union have said Monday. There should still be no requirement to tick the box giving the Jobcentre access to your account.
Internet cookie legislation means claimants can still refuse to use the site from their home computer – and there is really no need to tell the Jobcentre you have a home computer. Jobcentres will be providing Internet Access Devices for those unable or unwilling to use a home PC.
DWP staff training documents have recently been acquired via a Free of Information request and are worth reading.
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