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Free movement and low-wage / low-hour employment

Elliot Kent
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FEANTSA, a pan-European NGO focused on fighting homelessness, has recently published a report on the treatment of EU Citizens in low paid or insecure work - in particular in trying to access the benefits system. The report covers the UK as well as Germany and Belgium. A copy of the report is available here:

https://www.feantsa.org/en/report/2019/05/22/the-working-poor-and-eu-free-movement-the-notion-of-worker-in-the-context-of-low-wage-and-low-hour-employment

I thought this might be of wider interest to people dealing with these issues - in particular there is a section giving a number of extremely familiar examples of individuals working limited hours being refused benefit summarily by the DWP and then going on to have that decision changed.