Labour is Planning a Benefit-Claimant Kicking Too, With Maths & English Tests for All

By Gary Cutlack on at

If the Labour party was to win the next general election it would introduce a "basic skills test" for unemployed benefits claimants, with the power to stop payments being made to those who fail a maths and English test and refuse training to rectify their numeracy and literacy problems.

According to the Independent, shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves says all those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance would be assessed within six weeks of signing on, the idea being to catch those without the most basic skills early and steer them away from a life on the dole. [Independent]