Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I am writing to simply ask, are there any circumstances in which a Jobseekers Handwritten jobsearch evidence can be retained against their will?
one can only assume that this would count as effectively stealing from the claimant if the paper it is written on is their property. (when not using work plan booklet and own paper)
My evidence was recently retained against my will as they asked me to come back on the monday with more information, however this task became pretty much impossible when they took the original of my handwritten evidence and refused to return it when asked.
So the question as above, is there any circumstance where jobcentre staff are allowed to keep a jobseekers handwritten logs (the original, not a copy) against their will, in particular when that log is actually the property of the jobseeker?
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