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Cut Off Crisis – The Impact of Transition from PUP to Jobseekers

20 August, 2021

This paper outlines Sinn Féin’s call for the government to halt incoherent and ill-timed plans to cut the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and to transition people from the PUP to Jobseekers on 7th September, despite some sectors still being closed due to public health advice. These workers are not jobseekers, they are merely being prevented from returning to their jobs due to public health restrictions. Sinn Féin instead advocate the continuation of PUP at current rates, to be reviewed quarterly.