New Deal - Work-Based Placement - Travel Expenses

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5th Horseman of the Apocalypse!

My friend recently began a 26 week New Deal program during which he
must attend a work-based placement for four days and an agency (A4E)
for half day when he does job search.

His travel expenses to his placement have come to £20 or thereabouts
and in anticipation of having these expenses reimbursed he kept his
bus tickets.

A4E have paid him only £10 saying that he should have bought a weekly
ticket. He didn't have enough money to buy such a ticket at the
beginning of the week and in any case, they cost £15. I understand
that the first £4 of travel expenses are not taken in to account but
neither he nor I can understand why he's only been paid £10.

Can his agency insist on their clients buying a weekly ticket or must
they pay travel expenses no matter what they cost? He used the
cheapest means of travel as he was instructed. It doesn't seem right
or fair to me and I advised him to speak to his New Deal advisor at
the Job Centre.

Any thoughts?
 
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Niteawk

My friend recently began a 26 week New Deal program during which he
must attend a work-based placement for four days and an agency (A4E)
for half day when he does job search.

His travel expenses to his placement have come to £20 or thereabouts
and in anticipation of having these expenses reimbursed he kept his
bus tickets.

A4E have paid him only £10 saying that he should have bought a weekly
ticket. He didn't have enough money to buy such a ticket at the
beginning of the week and in any case, they cost £15. I understand
that the first £4 of travel expenses are not taken in to account but
neither he nor I can understand why he's only been paid £10.

Can his agency insist on their clients buying a weekly ticket or must
they pay travel expenses no matter what they cost? He used the
cheapest means of travel as he was instructed. It doesn't seem right
or fair to me and I advised him to speak to his New Deal advisor at
the Job Centre.

Any thoughts?
 
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Niteawk

My friend recently began a 26 week New Deal program during which he
must attend a work-based placement for four days and an agency (A4E)
for half day when he does job search.

His travel expenses to his placement have come to £20 or thereabouts
and in anticipation of having these expenses reimbursed he kept his
bus tickets.

A4E have paid him only £10 saying that he should have bought a weekly
ticket. He didn't have enough money to buy such a ticket at the
beginning of the week and in any case, they cost £15. I understand
that the first £4 of travel expenses are not taken in to account but
neither he nor I can understand why he's only been paid £10.
They should pay the full amount, keeping £4 is their idea of covering admin
costs, they are not supposed to do that, but no one complains about it. The
£15 a week is supposed to cover your food costs, thats £3 a day to buy
lunch. Fares are seperate.
Can his agency insist on their clients buying a weekly ticket or must
they pay travel expenses no matter what they cost? He used the
cheapest means of travel as he was instructed. It doesn't seem right
or fair to me and I advised him to speak to his New Deal advisor at
the Job Centre.

Any thoughts?
They sent him on placement so they have to pay his fares. If they wont pay,
he must put a complaint in writing to the manager of A4e, telling them he
cant afford to go on placements until they sort his fares out. They should
see sense, then again, knowing that lot, they will want to make a federal
case out of it.

Normally I would say smash the place up and tell them to **** off, and
refuse to go on placements as the cunts wont pay the fares, that would work
just as well, but I have calmed down a bit since I was last on A4e,
sanctimonious bastards the lot of them.
 

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