Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Read It And Weep 4

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Forced Labour (WP/WF/WCA), Welfare, Entitlements and General


Lord Fraud’s Debt Trap Has Been Abandoned As He Begs Local Councils For Help
More people have no qualifications in unemployment blackspots
CPAG responds to consultation on child poverty measurement
Another charity commits not to use workfare
Shocking figures reveal the growth in UK’s wealth gap
More claims that the work programme is cheating disabled people and the taxpayer
Bedroom tax ‘won’t work in Liverpool’
Bedroom Tax row grows as Nicola Sturgeon claims Westminster not working for Scotland
Scrap ‘fitness tests’ targeting sick and disabled people and bring the work back in-house say PCS Union
Back to Work Programme
Subway sack New Addington woman by text message 'after she complains over unfair pay' (CT)
Jersey minister plans sanctions against people leaving jobs early (BBC)


Benefits fears for non-net users 

6th February 2013: HB Circular confirms proposed benefit uprating from April 2013
Housing Benefit Circular

Jobcentre Staff Are Not Social Workers Or Doctors Yet They Now Have More Power Over Vulnerable Lives
The Great Social Fund Robbery

Social Housing Bosses To Be Paid Thousands Per Meeting Whilst Tenants Face Homelessness
Bedroom Tax – Cameron’s bogus argument over fairness at PMQs
Bedroom Tax – Time for some facts about housing
Housing – The false private rented data published by Eric Pickles

Homeless Families Living in £3000 Per Week Hotels Due to Housing Benefit Reforms
Homeless Families Living in £3000 Per Week Hotels Due to Housing Benefit Reforms

Squaring Up to The Bedroom Tax: Resistance Grows Around the UK

Bedroom Tax: Work Longer To Keep Spare Room, Says Pensions Minister – BBC News

Bedroom Tax – The private landlord doesn’t do disability! An equality challenge?
Bedroom Tax – Radio 4 Today Programme and the Gruffalo with webbed feet and forked tongue
Bedroom Tax – Is it Abuse? (I dont mean abusive I mean Abuse!)
Bedroom Tax – How Cameron has lied to and shafted pensioners

The jobs gap – will retail be the next mining?

Client Declaration Forms 
Triage Central Ltd Client Declarations Collection
Ingeus respond to my complaint 
Tick Tock - Watch that Clock! Is it Game Over at 21 for Unemployed?
A new ally in the quest to change the WCA

MPs criticise Work Capability Assessment

Mark Hoban: A message isn’t scaremongering if it’s true

Damning Report On DWP’s Benefit Assessment Contract With Atos Healthcare Published
DWP Must Get To Grips With Benefit Testing, Says Hodge

More spending cuts on the way if coalition is to meet savings targets

Cameron wants care and compassion? He'd do well to show some himself (Guardian)
‘Ten Reasons to Hate the Welfare Cash Card’ ~ A direct attack on equality, dignity and human freedom

DWP Doncaster Jobseekers ‘had not been using loo paper at all’ TWEETS Current A4e Director of Policy & Strategy, former Reality TV toff and Adviser to Cameron
Eek! Referred to A4E for Work Programme - now what!

a4e job search session
MPs hear evidence of Work Programme failures from charities

Karl investigates help available to Lincoln Job-Seekers on the Work Programme
Bedroom tax activists stage protest at LMH offices

Bedroom tax: The heart-wrenching letter from a widow that shames David Cameron

Owen Jones: The bedroom tax is just the latest assault on our poorest citizens
‘Bedroom Tax’: “Dumbfounded by the brutality of the Bill” and Tenants Set to Suffer say Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

Public Accounts Committee Report on the DWP AtoS Contract management of medical services
Fitness for work testing deemed a failure as four out of 10 claimants are wrongly ruled fit to work

DWP to blame for fitness-to-work tests fiasco Commons Public Accounts Committee MPs say
FORMER soldiers will be made homeless and some could die because of the Con-Dem Government’s brutal benefit cuts, shocked MSPs have been told
Judge rules against Council Tax Challenge by Single Mum plunged into abject poverty in Haringey
WRA S.102 Sched.11 ‘Clause 99′ has been introduced from April to ensure wrongful ‘fit-for-work’ decisions are practically impossible to challenge
Public sector ‘steps’ up to provide work placements (LS)

Work Programme Employment Advisor 
Benefits changes spark cuts at Castle & Minster Credit Union

This obsession with outsourcing public services has created a shadow state (Guardian)

DWP insists universal credit plans are 'on track' 
Draft Universal Credit Regulations 2013 - Commons Library Standard Note
Delegated Legislation Committee - Draft Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013
Welfare reform maze leaving claimants ‘in limbo’ (Scotsman)

Welfare Reform Creates ‘Very Sick System’ – BBC Democracy Live (BBC)

Britain’s young strivers have no hope for the future

UK youth face bleak job prospects in 2013
DWP Launches Scheme In Bid To Aid Budding Disabled Entrepreneurs
This Is What Efficiency Savings Look Like: Elderly Woman Dies After Being Left Without Food, Medication, Water or Care
Bedroom Tax – Cameron and toy boys at PMQs
Bedroom Tax – The disabled myth is counterproductive
Freedom lives on! Early February round-up
IMPORTANT! An URGENT Call for YOUR Evidence for Legal Action to Challenge DLA-to-PIP regulations ~ Jane Young wants to hear from YOU

Watch: UK welfare reforms “completely heartless” witnesses today told the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee today
Work and Pensions Committee announces forthcoming evidence session on the Work Programme: experience of different user groups

More claims that the work programme is failing disabled people (BBC)

Boom in over-50s opting to be their own boss (Telegraph)

Self-employment accounts for 'growth' in jobs

The Government's Work Programme Needs Some Work (HP)

With Friends Like The Guardian Benefit Claimants Don’t Need Enemies
Skivers v strivers: the benefits debate explained | Animation (Guardian)

The Benefits Debate Explained. Is It Really Skivers v Strivers?

Strivers v skivers: the benefits debate in numbers
A4e audit (FOIR)

Let's have a proper debate

Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Kids Company (DWP)
Charities delivering services for the Work Programme are 'poorly supported'
Local government’s hidden talents

Interview questions: are you over-qualified for this job?

Are you overqualified for this job?

Census Report Reveals Bad Health Hotspots In Poorer Areas

Benefit Claimant Targeted By PayDay Loan Scam

Rip-Off Agents ‘Fuel Housing Crisis’

Rip-off agents 'fuel housing crisis'
The Work Programme
Town Hall protest over council’s £10m cuts to adult social care
Government's welfare reforms are all an act
NCVO collaborates with Serco


Universal Credit


Universal Credit pilot study
Families offered help to budget for universal credit
Universal Credit

Universal Credit
Landlord calls for more advice on universal credit
Universal Credit (Wales)
Universal Credit and support to vulnerable claimants
5 February 2013 – Vulnerable claimants will get support they need under Universal Credit, Ministers tell select committee

Universal Credit: Government not seeking to define 'vulnerability'
Universal Credit implementation: meeting the needs of vulnerable claimants
Views sought on impact of Universal Credit

Universal Credit: 'Carefully selected' tenants struggling to cope with direct payments
Universal Credit implementation: Government response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee (DWP)

Universal Credit implementation: meeting the needs of vulnerable claimants — Government response to the Committee’s Report 

Government attacked over continued failure to define 'vulnerable' in Universal Credit plans

Vulnerable claimants to get Universal Credit help - minister

What is universal credit?
Universal Credit information event

Universal credit will “seriously backfire” in Wales – Welsh MP

MPs debate Universal Credit (Wales)
Universal Credit Changes
Wise up: to Universal Credit

Why transitional protection offers far from Universal assurance for Universal Credit claimants

Vulnerable claimants to get Universal Credit help - minister
Universal Credit - frequently asked questions
Universal credit FAQs
Universal Credit, China's moon ambitions and in-car internet speeds

Universal Jobmatch


Funeployment 7 - Universal Job Match 
Universal Jobmatch Key Facts for Benefit Claimant


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