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'Accelerating' the pace of Universal Credit

The DWP has announced that the rollout of Universal Credit is to be ‘accelerated’.   In March 2013 IDS was talking about 1.7 million claimants being on UC by 2015.  282 more words

Social Security

Why the self-employed need to wake up to the threat posed by Universal Credit

Main article reposted from The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Some of you may recall an article I published in June of this year about  Iain Duncan Smith via Jobcentre plus, pushing people into self employment without giving them proper advice about the “side effects”. 1,280 more words

Is the plan for pre-payment benefit cards based on a principle that should be consistently applied elsewhere?

The government is proposing to introduce pre-paid benefit cards to stop claimants spending their money on alcohol, drugs and gambling. This new measure, announced today (29/09/14) at the Conservative Party Conference, will initially be voluntary and will start by being targeted at those with addictions. 239 more words

Alcohol And Drugs

Why the self-employed need to wake up to the threat posed by Universal Credit

Main article reposted from The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Some of you may recall an article I published in June of this year about  Iain Duncan Smith via Jobcentre plus, pushing people into self employment without giving them proper advice about the “side effects”. 1,280 more words

Are landlords going to be turned into UK border police?

It was announced last week (3rd September) that the government is to start running pilots in areas in the north of England from the beginning of December under Section 22 of Immigration Act 2014 where all landlords, including private sector landlords, will have to take ‘reasonable’ steps to prove a prospective tenant has the “right to rent”. 249 more words

The agenda for the next GMWRAG meeting is now available

The next GMWRAG meeting will be held on Friday 10th October in Ashton under Lyne, Tameside.  The agenda is available here.

We’ve got guest speakers, plenty to talk about, lots of places to go for lunch and now the opportunity to contemplate the Tameside Council Offices too before they are demolished soon.  Everyone is welcome.

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