Diary 28th To 30th December 2017
December 30, 2017 9:50am CST
Diary Thursday 28th December 2017 A quiet few days at home between the bank holidays following yesterday’s tour of Chorley. The weather was disintegrating and I was happy to stay in. My only trip out was to post a letter in a post box just five minutes walk from home, which felt like I was on a Polar expedition in the freezing wind and rain. I was very glad to get back to my warm flat. Diary Friday 29th December 2017 I got my final wage from the post office work and my December welfare payment but the latter was severely reduced due to the temporary work I did, and several bills decimated my wages too, leaving me not much better off than if I hadn’t worked at all. Diary Saturday 30th December 2017 The penultimate day of the year, and apart from a quick bus journey to the city centre to renew my monthly bus pass it was another day in, though fortunately it was a bit warmer despite lots of clouds. I did my daily online job searching and spent the rest of the day doing not much of anything. Arthur Chappell
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• Bournemouth, England
3 Jan 18
@arthurchappell I think what you publish here could have an application way beyond this site. It's an ongoing, first-hand account of what it's really like to be looking for work in the UK in 2018 and how you get treated.
• Preston, England
30 Dec 17
@Kandae11 they pay only 33% of welfare for every £ pound earned in any given month at the ame time as the council tax is charged in full because there is employmnt related income - while on full welfare council tax is heavily reduced for me - the result can mean it isn't financially worth working if the earning are low
30 Dec 17
The 28th was very cold here too, a bit better the two following day. It is frustrating to work and to discover that finally what remains on your bank account is the same amount if would have received not working. It's not an incentive to work.