What do people make of the cut in jobseekers benefit eligibility? JSB is paid irrespective of means to those who have lost their jobs, whereas jobseekers allowance is means tested and kicks in afterwards.
This cut means that anyone who has been working, who has saved a little, will be cut off from assistance sooner than is the case today. Meanwhile the person who has never worked, and never saved a penny, will go on being paid their jobseekers allowance.
This is another attack on anyone in this society who tries to act responsibly and saves a little for their future. They are being penalised for being good citizens.
The progressive European approach to this is the reverse - anyone who has lost their job receives a percentage of their previous salary, which tapers downwards the longer they are out of work. Eventually, all benefits are stopped. You're rewarded for contributing to society, unlike here where the benefits seem to increase the less you contribute.