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UPDATE 27/2/13: Registering an account with Universal Jobmatch will become mandatory from the beginning of March 2013. There should still be no requirement to tick the box giving DWP access to your account. For the latest details and what this means for claimants keep an eye on: http://consent.me.uk/2013/02/26/mandatory/
From this month hapless Iain Duncan Smith has warned that unemployed claimants who refuse to sign up for the DWP’s Universal Jobmatch website may face having benefits sanctioned.
This is contrary to the information given late last year when the DWP confirmed that signing up to the site is not mandatory. It’s almost as if the DWP is trying to catch people out in order to trick people off benefits.
Already the website has been plagued by fake jobs, spam…
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