Monthly Archives: February 2015

Gluteus Maximus …(that’s Latin for ARSE)

Reposted from Kate Belgrave Readers of this site will remember that a couple of weeks ago, I posted questions about people’s right to record and film face-to-face assessments as they go through the work capability assessments that are to be … Continue reading

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It’s official … this government SUPPORT domestic violence!

Reposted from Inside Housing Domestic violence victim loses High Court bedroom tax case. A mother living in a domestic abuse ‘sanctuary scheme’ has lost her landmark challenge against the bedroom tax, in a blow to similar services across the country. … Continue reading

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Judicial Review Into DWP’s Disabled Benefits ‘Fiasco’

Reposted from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors website Legal Experts Say Vulnerable People ‘Left In Lurch’ By Delays In Vital Payments 25/02/2015 Expert lawyers have been given the green light to launch a judicial review into the Department for Work and Pensions’ … Continue reading

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Hands up all those who STILL think privatisation is a good idea

Reposted from the Independent People in need at risk of losing tax credits after being wrongly accused of cheating … What a shame this government are not as vociferous in their pursuit of billionaire tax dodging individuals and companies. More … Continue reading

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Why can’t Britain create decent jobs? Meet the women struggling against low pay and zero-hours contracts

Reposted from the Guardian Cecily Blyther, a learning support officer, has been on a zero-hours contract for six years. Photograph: Mark Passmore for the Observer/AP Sarah, 44, married with a son aged four, has a degree in modern languages, two … Continue reading

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Tories Only tell you what to Spend if you’re Poor

Originally posted on jaynelinney:
Mark Harper the Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions was on Radio4 Today this morning, talking about Cameron’s promise to protect pensions; in his discussion he stated “we can’t tell people how to spend their…

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Recordings of how JSA claimants are spoken to – and why the DWP must be stopped from arresting witnesses

Reposted from Kate Belgrave. The advice is worth following … NEVER go anywhere official alone. Remember it is your right to be accompanied.

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Wasting police time – a new role for the Jobcentre ?

Originally posted on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR:
> The following was forwarded by email and is reproduced with permission. Hi,I  enjoy reading your blog, I felt i had to write to someone to express my astonishment at the actions…

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No Statistics On Benefit Uptake Published In Five Years, What Have The DWP Got To Hide?

Originally posted on the void:
What the Institure for Fiscal Studies thought about scrapping statistics on benefit uptake rates The DWP are trying to hide the truth about the collosal sums of benefits that go unclaimed by using endless statistical…

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If Jesse were alive today, would he give Boots the boot?

Boots has its roots in the mid-19th century when John Boot, an agricultural worker, moved to Nottingham to start a new business.   He opened a small herbalist store on Goose Gate in 1849, from which he prepared and sold herbal … Continue reading

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