This post continues my exploration of the shifting UK policy landscape impacting on the poor and the jobless that I began with my post about prepay 847 more words
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The irate Yorkshireman over at Another Angry Voice has put up yet another excellent article, this time attacking the Richard Benyon, the Tory MP for Newbury, for his hypocritical stance towards cutting Housing Benefit for the poor, while profiting from it himself as an aristocratic landlord. 370 more words
Wanderwrites has kindly reblogged my piece ‘Claimants Tricked Out of Benefits, Says Jobcentre Whistleblower’, and added these comments on their experience of the poor computer systems and the effect of the threat of sanctions on claimants at the Jobcentre. 712 more words
Increase carers allowance to the same level as what unemployed receive and class carers as employed.
Why is this important?
Carers are classed as unemployed yet they get payed less than current unemployed levels. 111 more words
My head is a fucking mess right now. One of the wonderful things about a long-term serious mental health problem is that you don’t always respond well to change. 1,722 more words
I’ve posted a few descriptions and pieces on the anti-Atos demonstrations held up and down the country last Wednesday. Several of the commenters on Mike’s blog have posted further descriptions of the protests, and the reactions of the police and Atos employees, in their areas, on his piece ‘Atos ‘Death Threat’ Claims – ‘Outrageous’ Insult to those the Regime has Killed’. 307 more words
This is another video from the Guardian’s Youtube channel. It’s an expose of how the DWP has set targets to get people thrown off Jobseekers’ Allowance. 445 more words