[Guest post by bagelmouse]
You know those new, unexpected, 2,300 unemployment benefits claimants in August?
I was one of them. I have worked in web content for ten years and have contracted for the last two – except, since the start of May, I have had precisely 19 days' paid employment. I have a mortgage. I have bills. I have a rapidly dwindling savings account. I need every penny I can get. So yes, I started claiming Job Seeker's Allowance.