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If an uneployed youngster goes from Warrington to Manchester for an interview, and pays for the train fare etc - will the job centre reimburse the expenses? :unsure:

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If an uneployed youngster goes from Warrington to Manchester for an interview, and pays for the train fare etc - will the job centre reimburse the expenses? :unsure:

 

It is available but discretionary which probably means No.

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They probably would, I know they used to supply vouchers for jobseekers to buy a suit,shirt, tie and shoes for job interviews.You would have to keep your bus tickets though and produce them at the jobcentre for proof.

 

I think it comes under the heading of "reasonable expenses"

 

Think they would pay for bus fairs not sure about train fares though. I do know that if you had to attend the jobcentre on any day other than your normal signing on day they would reimburse your expenses as regards bus fares but not for car parking fees.

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The job centre will not reimburse, there is a 'travel time' threshold, journey time has to be over 90 minutes to place of the interview before reimbursement is considered.

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:lol:

The job centre will not reimburse, there is a 'travel time' threshold, journey time has to be over 90 minutes to place of the interview before reimbursement is considered.

 

Get off the train and walk to the interview at a slow pace. :wink::lol:

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Thanks, I'll pass on your advise - I would think it reasonable not to expect youngsters on (I think?) around £60pw to afford to be spending on train fares etc. :unsure:

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Thanks, I'll pass on your advise - I would think it reasonable not to expect youngsters on (I think?) around £60pw to afford to be spending on train fares etc. :unsure:

 

Yet same youngsters would happily do so if going to watch a match, eh? :wink:

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Manchester is well within cycling range from Warrington.

 

Cycling's free.

 

How is this youngster going to finance the first months travel to the job anyway - assuming they get it?

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You bike it, wearing your best suit to sweat in - or if facilities exist, have a shower at the work place and then put your suit on - I don't think. As for "affording" the travel to work, IF they got the job - fair point; many workers nowadays are paying two or more months of their salary in transport and/or child care costs. :shock:

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I lived in Bewsey and cycled twice a day to Paddington House Hotel. In for 10 till 2 and then home again and back for 5:30 until finish (which could be one or two in the morning if there was a function on....

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Was that in the days when most of us cycled to work, cos we couldn't afford a car Baz? Remember most firms had bike sheds in the good old days - alas, that was when we had "firms". :wink:

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Ah but back in those days people tended to work locally rather than in other towns.

 

Bill :)

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No.... I had a car too but I chose to cycle there.... plus my dad was a chauffeur so I always had a lift when I needed it!

 

There are more facilities than ever for cyclists Obs.... just that a lot of cyclists choose not to use them

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Depends Baz; Rod and his lycra mates may use them, but most amateurs just cycle wherever they want, on or off the pavement, through red lights etc! :wink:

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Has anyone else noticed a sudden increase of cyclist of ALL ages, sizes and abilities on the roads since the Olympics started :shock:

 

It's becoming very scarey indeed and many of them should really stick to pavements, for now at least, until they get the hang of it and maybe not wearing earpieces to listen to their music as they cycle oblivious to the dangers would be a good idea too.

 

The latter also applies to the new found joggers too.... SCAREY !!!

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Hey up Dizzy, lovie...! Increased number of bike riders... many of who should stick to pavements? Last time I was in the UK the situation of riders using pavements was bad enough. Just where are the pedestrians going to walk if drivers are on the roads and an increased number of bike riders on the pavements? :unsure:

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Well, according to call me Dave; the kids will all be kept busy in school "competative sports", so maybe too tired to ride their bikes! :wink:

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