Dear Department for Work and Pensions,


1. Is the use of the Universal Jobmatch website compulsory for people on JSA or any other benefits?

2. If a jobseeker declines to use Universal Jobmatch will it affect their benefits and if so which benefits will be affected?

3. If a jobseeker has evidence of job search activity will they recieve a sanction for not using Universal Jobmatch?

4. Do Jobcenterplus/DWP have access to individual Universal Jobmatch accounts? If so what infomation on an individuals account will be accessible?

5. Which company has developed the software for Universal Jobmatch?

6. Will job seekers have to apply for all jobs that are matched to their Universal Jobmatch account?

7. What information do the web cookies collect during the use of Universal Jobmatch and how long do they stay on a computer?

8. If a job seeker receives a jobseekers direction to sign up to Universal Jobmatch will the jobseeker receive a sanction for declining?

9. Is the use of a redacted CV with no personal information acceptable?

10. How much money has Universal Jobmatch cost to implement?

Yours faithfully,


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Dear Jobseeker,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information Request -
Universal Jobmatch.

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Karyn Adams left an annotation ()

Aahh not supplying your name is such a classic mistake! You've now given them an excuse to delay giving you a response for even longer now. These FOI requests regarding Universal Jobmatch need answering A.S.A.P :(

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