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Prime Ministers Question Time Round-up 9th April

Main topic of discussion and argument was the weeks news of former Culture Secretary, Maria Miller and her expenses claim.

Prime Minister, David Cameron expressed he did the right thing to let Maria Miller in his words ‘get on with her job’. 849 more words


The DWP's 'fortress mentality'

The Commons Work and Pensions Committee has issued its latest report into the implementation of Universal Credit.    The Committee comments that

“Our ability to scrutinise UC implementation was seriously impeded by DWP failing to inform us of the serious problems it was experiencing.

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Social Security

Benefit Fraud Does it Stand Up to Scrutiny? Part Two

My blog yesterday covered one part of Universal Credit  but this one is where Lord David Freud was present on 7th April. This also means another long Blog. 2,282 more words


Frank words on welfare reform

Getting the same criticism from different people is usually a sign you’ve got something wrong. How about for IDS and the DWP?

Three different reports published this morning amplify earlier warnings about the implementation of the bedroom tax, the wider impact of welfare reform on tenants and landlords and the prospects for universal credit. 157 more words

Social Housing

The Stick of Truth and Iain Duncan Smith

So yet again IBS, er sorry I mean, IDS (Iain Duncan Smith to you and me) has been doing the rounds stating that everything is A-OK with his pet project to get every single darn rascal who has the audacity to be poor, ill, or worse still out of a job, off benefits. 459 more words

Have I been dumped in a poverty trap?

It seems typical doesn’t it? So obvious we almost expect it to happen, and in turn, allow it to happen. What happens when a young adult, on income support and full time student is put into a hostel?( A prior warning this article will contain some maths) I want to highlight to you now, and break down the mathematical reality of living in a poverty trap. 1,313 more words