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Sanctions designed to ‘trip people up’

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services (PCS) website Evidence to MPs on benefits sanctions Our general secretary Mark Serwotka and DWP vice president Helen Flanagan (@Shenanigans_PCS) appeared this morning before the work and pensions select committee. The government’s controversial system … Continue reading

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The government wants death, depression and crime for people who are out of work

Reposted from Kate Belgrave A few thoughts as we kick into the year. Interviews from people who’ve been sanctioned at the end of the post: As you’ll no doubt have read, the work and pensions select committee meets this coming … Continue reading

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Work and Pensions Committee urge Ministers to pay disabled benefits during appeals

Sheila Gilmore MP today welcomed a report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – of which she is a member – that calls on the Government to pay sick and disabled people benefits while they appeal against incorrect ‘Fit … Continue reading

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Would you buy a used car off any of this lot?

      Or should that be would you buy UNIVERSAL CREDIT. The Labour MP’s (Sheila Gilmour, Glenda Jackson, Anne Begg ) did give him a bit of a grilling at the Work & Pensions Select Committee today, but I … Continue reading

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Duncan Smith tries to run away from failure on Universal Credit

Reblogged this from the New Statesman. Can’t wait to see this piece of scum before the Select Committee today at 4.30 pm; wonder what rubbish he’ll come out with. I understand that Dame Ann Begg has no intention of letting … Continue reading

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