I am mightily confused.
I have been signing on for 12 months, at the start of my claim I signed a claimant commitment stating I will do X number of steps each week to find work, IE look in papers, ask family and friends, use UJM etc.
I completed my job search online and always filled in my activity history on UJM, ensuring I recorded X number of steps as required in my claimant commitment.
Part way through the year I was told not to use UJM instead I was given a paper template to fill that stated I must do 35 hours job search per week, this had a section to fill stating the time each task took.
Some time later I was issued with a pie chart diagram which showed different activities I could include in my 35 hour job search.
Now I have been given another paper template form which states I have to apply for and record 10 vacancies jobs per week.
What the heck as happened to my claimant commitment, no where in that did I agree to a 35 hour week job search nor did it state when I signed it that it was a requirement.
Secondly, I would never agree to applying for X amount of vacancies per week , what if the only suitable vacancies are ones I have already applied for.
And now they have just reissued me a new claimant commitment to sign which is basically same as my old one except they have added “ engage with the work program”
Can they enforce this 10 job application rule and what is in place to prevent me from just jotting down bogus applications.
Obviously I am fulfilling my claimant commitment still but as there is no actual way to record that activity any more am I even obligated to carry it out.
From what I can gather the 35 hour per week is only a suggestion and not enforceable as long as client shows they have took reasonable steps they cannot be sanctioned but I cannot find any info at all regarding the 10 vacancies per week.