September 2015 Jobseekers Allowance Boot camp

The Government has announced that young jobseekers allowance (JSA) claimants are to be sent to a three week boot camp.

The cross-government Earn or Learn Taskforce will create a no excuses culture to support youth employment and that it will implement measures from April 2017 that include


         A new boot camp under which JSA claimants will take up a three week

         Intensive Activity Programme at the beginning of their claim


Young claimants to be required to take a job, apprenticeship, traineeship or unpaid work experience or lose benefits and


under 21s will no longer receive housing support

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