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Government to make sick children do P.E

The Government will be forcing unwell children to do competitive sports as part of their ‘make people do things that they’re not up to’ drive. 205 more words


The REAL benefit cheats.

Reposted from The Guardian on line

In the last year, Tesco has cost the Treasury £364m in pay-rate supplements. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty



I really don’t know why the government is making such heavy weather of cutting £12bn off the benefits bill. 1,025 more words

Universal Credit

Universal Credit: a correction

Once again, I’m grateful to Computer Weekly for drawing attention to a point I would have certainly missed otherwise.  On the basis of a previously published Cabinet Office figure, I have been telling people, including the Devolution Committee, that the implementation of Universal Credit was scheduled to cost £12,845 million.  77 more words

Social Security

If the cap fits

Worried about the impact of the benefit cap, social landlords? You should be because what happens next seems to be your responsibility.

As housing organisations slowly wake up to the dire implications of reducing the cap to £23,000, Iain Duncan Smith was asked about it at  917 more words

Social Housing

Why Universal Credit could lead to even more sanctions

Universal Credit (UC), Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship welfare reform, has been beset by problems since its conception, including catastrophic IT failures, poor administration and claims that it will dissuade claimants from work.Now a report by the New Policy Institute (NPI) has warned that implementing UC could lead to even more people receiving benefit sanctions. 15 more words