An anecdote if you prefer.
A member of the extended family (recently divorced, young children, part time at uni training to be a teacher and currently on benefits….and yes, of course, familial support) was advised that actually, (and I don\’t pretend to understand the details of the benefits system in sufficient depth to work this out) she would be better off doing part time work plus the part time uni.
She was told this yesterday, Tuesday.
She starts part time work on Friday this week.
I agree that it\’s only an anecdote. But some jobs do seem to be available for those who find that work pays.