Nurses Don’t Need Clapping & Medals, They Need a Pay Rise

There has been an outpouring of gratitude for the work of NHS Staff and others helping on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s taken hold so much that every Thursday at 8pm people are dutifully going out of their front doors and “Clapping For Our Carers”. Whilst this is a nice gesture, it is being used by the government

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DWP Advice for Benefit Claimants & People Affected by Coronavirus

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced the support available for current benefit claimants affected by Coronavirus – COVID-19. They have also released the type of help available to self employed people and businesses affected by the outbreak. Please read the following statements carefully and if you are unsure about anything, contact your Work Coach or local jobcentre

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Universal Credit Roll-out Delayed Two Years to 2026

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The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) have delivered a damning blow to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The independent body who scrutinise government spending have said the full roll-out of Universal Credit is now likely to take until 2026. This comes as the government has been forced to relax benefit restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prime Minister and Chancellor Laugh at Plight of Zero Hours Care Staff

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak at Prime Minister's Questions. PMQs

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn raised the issue of Care Workers who are on zero hour contracts. As the the Labour leader pointed out that 25% of carers in England are on the unpredictable and much criticised contracts, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and new Chancellor Rishi Sunak seemed to find it highly amusing

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DWP Boss Issues Hostile Coronavirus Statement

Thérèse Coffey DWP

With the the ongoing Cornonavirus outbreak only looking to get worse, thousands of welfare claimants have been looking to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for clarity. Universal Credit claimants are worried about what will happen if they are forced to self isolate. The Prime Minister had previously said that benefit claimants won’t be punished should they be affected,

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BLOG – Police Scotland Breach My Human Rights

Yesterday, Thursday 6th February, I was awoken by a loud bang on my door. Dazed, I opened the door to two plain clothes officers from Police Scotland, who then proceeded to push their way into my home. They were there to execute a search warrant to seize all my “electronic devices”. The reason: People have made anonymous and malicious reports

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BBC Waits 5 Months to Report £500 Million Universal Credit Delay

BBC News and DWP Logos with Handshake

Major UK news outlets have been reporting how the planned roll-out of Universal Credit has been delayed again, with it now hoped to be complete by some point in 2024. This has come out after the BBC revealed that during the filming of a documentary on the DWP, Director of Universal Credit Neil Couling decided to push the roll-out back

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Work & Pensions Secretary Describes Foodbanks as “Perfect” for Poverty

This shows Therese Coffey split screen with a foodbank donation

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey MP has caused outrage after stating that foodbanks are the “perfect way to try and marry the challenges that people do face in difficult times in the life.” The already unpopular head of the Department and Work and Pensions (DWP) Coffey, was responding to a question from new Labour MP, Zarah Sultana at Work

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OPINION – The “Meat Rack” & Tolerance of Child Sexual Exploitation

When I first became a fan of Stephen Fry, I remember my outrage at reading about a phenomenon called “the meat rack”. It was a gathering of young boys in Piccadilly, aged 12 or possibly younger, selling sexual favours to older men in exchange for money or somewhere to sleep. I found it shocking and unbelievable, where was the police?

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How we treat unaccompanied child refugees is a test of our humanity

An unaccompanied child refugee on train tracks

I was saddened to discover this week that Conservative MPs voted unanimously to reject rights for unaccompanied child refugees to be put back into the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). The guarantee for the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with family living in the UK, was removed from the WAB by the Conservatives after the General Election

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The Definitive Guide for Voters

Tomorrow, December 12th 2019 sees the culmination of one of the most ugly General Election campaigns in history. From outright lies, to misleading figures, there’s a lot of confusion out there. Even when it comes to actually casting your vote, people seem to be unsure of their rights. Here is some essential information for anyone who wants to exercise their

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The Latest Poll Isn’t Good News for The Tories

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YouGov have released their much anticipated MRP poll seeing the Tories lead halved since the last one on November 27th. The MRP method was one of the few polls to correctly predict the 2017 General Election result. Although the result still has the Tories in the lead, some seats given to the Tories are simply too close to call. This

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New Study Shows Exactly Who Owns The News

This is a spider map showing the 24 companies who own the majority of the world media

A new in-depth study has revealed that just 24 companies own the majority of the world’s biggest news outlets. Tech website AddictiveTips conducted the study to find out just consolidated media companies really are in The United States, The United Kingdom and Australia. While the results not be surprising, the study gives a fascinating insight into just how little variety

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Tory Candidate Tells Foodbank Users To Take Out Payday Loan

The Conservative Candidate for Broxtowe has come under heavy criticism after footage emerged in which he blamed foodbank users woes on their lack of budgeting skills. He then offered up what he thought was a solution; that they take out a payday loan to buy food. Former RAF Logistics Officer Darren Henry is the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Broxtowe. He

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