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Britain is flush with cash - we just have to take it / Features / Home - Morning Star

Britain is flush with cash - we just have to take it / Features / Home - Morning Star | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
Britain is flush with cash - we just have to take it / Features / Home - Morning Star
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New Jobseeker Allowance delay to hit tens of thousands in Scotland

New Jobseeker Allowance delay to hit tens of thousands in Scotland | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it

Payday-loans and a reliance on foodbanks will increase as a result of changes to Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) rules being introduced by Westminster, the SNP has warned.

 

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Liam Byrne calls for bedroom tax to be axed as affected households reveal they are unable to move to smaller housing

Liam Byrne calls for bedroom tax to be axed as affected households reveal they are unable to move to smaller housing | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
LABOUR have called on the tax to be dropped after claiming that 96 per cent of people affected by the controversial bedroom tax have nowhere to move to.
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DWP talks of “languishing” & “dependency”, yet 130,000 people leave ESA each quarter. - In Actual Fact

DWP talks of “languishing” & “dependency”, yet 130,000 people leave ESA each quarter. - In Actual Fact | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it

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Atos PIP contract is ‘area of interest’ for spending watchdog - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Atos PIP contract is ‘area of interest’ for spending watchdog - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
The public spending watchdog has had “discussions” with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over concerns about a £184 million disability assessment contract awarded to Atos Healthcare.The much-criticised company won the contract last year ...
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Job Centre whistleblower says staff pressured to misclassify ESA claimants as fit for work. - In Actual Fact

Job Centre whistleblower says staff pressured to misclassify ESA claimants as fit for work. - In Actual Fact | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it

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Whistleblower says Atos Work Capability Assessments are unfair - BBC News

BBC Six O'Clock News 16/05/2013 - Atos assessments for benefits are unfair. Featuring Ema Hackett - @fp_em For more see http://www.latentexistence.me.uk/tag/...
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DWP harassed woman for months after she died

DWP harassed woman for months after she died | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it

Ministers have been forced to issue an embarrassing apology after hounding a dead woman about why she had not attended her benefit assessments.

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96% of bedroom tax victims have nowhere to downsize to » Housing » 24dash.com

96% of bedroom tax victims have nowhere to downsize to » Housing » 24dash.com | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
The vast majority of social housing tenants affected by the bedroom tax have no smaller properties available to them to downsize to.
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12,000 backing John's battle over the bedroom tax

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A DISABLED man from Salisbury has gathered more than 12,000 signatures in support of his campaign against the bedroom tax.

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If we're going to persuade the government to get rid of this tax which punishes people simply because they're poor then we have to keep up the pressure. The Poll Tax was beaten because enough people were bothered to protest. Please sign John's petition and do your bit to put an end to this unfair tax on poverty.

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Tory Councillor Resigns Over 'Unfair' And 'Discriminative' Bedroom Tax

Tory Councillor Resigns Over 'Unfair' And 'Discriminative' Bedroom Tax | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
A Tory councillor has resigned from the Conservative Party over what she calls an "unfair" and discriminative" Bedroom Tax policy.
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Perspectives: Bedroom tax is causing misery for 80,000 of our most vulnerable families in Scotland

Perspectives: Bedroom tax is causing misery for 80,000 of our most vulnerable families in Scotland | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it

People cannot fail to have been moved by reports this week of how the hated ‘bedroom tax’ is causing misery for 80,000 of our most vulnerable families in Scotland.

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Benefit cap checked by hand at cost of £1.3million to DWP as computers are not ready

Benefit cap checked by hand at cost of £1.3million to DWP as computers are not ready | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
The Government has had to take on 112 workers to check what each household receives in the pilot areas
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40% of ESA appeals against “fit for work” favour the appellant; rises to 70% with legal assistance. - In Actual Fact

40% of ESA appeals against “fit for work” favour the appellant; rises to 70% with legal assistance. - In Actual Fact | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it

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Bedroom tax leaves 20 families competing for every ONE smaller home in Salford

Bedroom tax leaves 20 families competing for every ONE smaller home in Salford | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
The council has been running 'speed dating' events to help families swap homes
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JRF research shows switch from incapacity benefit to ESA does not increase employment, just distress. - In Actual Fact

JRF research shows switch from incapacity benefit to ESA does not increase employment, just distress. - In Actual Fact | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it

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Report Calls For Expansion Of Residential Workfare For Unemployed and Disabled People

Report Calls For Expansion Of Residential Workfare For Unemployed and Disabled People | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
An independent report, commissioned by the DWP, has called for greater use of Residential Training for disabled people and an extension of the scheme to include long term unemployed non-disabled pe...
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Has the DWP let you know that you can ask for your ESA Atos face-to-face assessment to be recorded?

Reblogged from jaynelinney: Last month (12 June), Mark Hoban said this during a debate on people's right to ask for …Continue reading » (Has the DWP let you know that you can ask for your ESA Atos face-to-face assessment to be recorded?

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DWP orders new ‘fitness for work’ providers, but Atos clings on - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

DWP orders new ‘fitness for work’ providers, but Atos clings on - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | The Unkindest Cuts Of All | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is to bring in new companies to carry out its “fitness for work” tests, in addition to its controversial current provider, Atos Healthcare.
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