5,700 PIP Claimants Turned Away From Assessments Due To Staff Shortages

An answer to a written question to The Work & Pensions Secretary has revealed that, in 2018, 5,700 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants attended their

New Assessment System Could Lose You TWO Benefits At Once

Last week, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd announced that her department was looking into combining the health assessments for certain benefits into one. However,

7,990 DIE within 6 months of PIP claim rejection. Over 5,000 terminal claimants don’t receive decision

Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP has revealed that between 2013 and 2018 over 73,000 claimants died within 6 months of making their Personal

NAO finds Motability overcharged by £390 million

Motability, the company which supplies cars to people with disabilities has been accused of overcharging customers by £390 million over the past 10 years. The

Two in Three Personal Independence Payment decisions overturned at Tribunal since 2013

A Freedom of Information request has shown that since Personal Independence Payment (PIP) came into being in 2013, over two-thirds of cases that go to

My claim for PIP and the high standard assessments as set by the DWP.|By Stuart

Stuart's lastest entry. I do not edit or censor Stuart's entries as I feel it's better to let him write his opinion from inside the

My tribunal is months away and Hugh Grant says what we are thinking

Well it’s been a busy week so far already, I like many others found out my Universal Credit tribunal is going to be months away. Meanwhile Hugh Grant again used an article of mine to let the government know what he thinks of them. So after a busy weekend of Continue Reading

Message McVey – Use the comments box to leave Esther McVey a message

Due to my lack of website skills the easiest way was to create a post and people can use the comments box to leave Esther McVey a message. Please try to keep it clean so as the spam filter doesn’t kick it.

Coul Links personal attack on me shows their true colours. But there’s more…

I recently wrote an article for The Orkney News on how planning was granted for the Coul Links Golf Course Development at Embo, in the North of Scotland against planning officials advice. Little did I realise that the Coul Links Twitter account would come after me.

#FoodBankChallenge Summer Holiday Campaign Launches

Although the #FoodBankChallenge is doing well, I’ve decided to launch a summer holiday campaign to help boost donations for their busiest time of year. Well the #FoodBankChallenge has wielded some fantastic results for foodbanks across the UK and, even abroad. However, we cannot get complacent. It’s one thing to get Continue Reading

Work and Pensions secretary Esther McVey openly taunts Universal Credit users with shameless plug for restaurant.

Just when you think Esther McVey couldn’t sink any lower, she does. After weeks of reports and evidence proving that Universal Credit claimants can’t afford basic food items, she does this… Sunday 24th June started like a normal day for me. Breakfast just isn’t a meal that I can afford Continue Reading

Universal Credit sanctions are just driving people into poverty and towards crime

The DWP says “sanctions” are an important part of the benefits system and it is right that there is a system in place for tackling “those few” who do not fulfil their commitment to find work. But that position looks increasingly untenable. It is frequently suggested sanctions – the temporary Continue Reading

HMRC & DWP figures show they cause more money to be lost than benefit fraud does.

Benefit fraud against HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP is rife, well that’s if you believe the media & poverty porn documentaries. But the government’s own figures show that’s a pack of lies. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – HMRC and the Department for work and Continue Reading

McVey calls Universal Credit “World Leading.”

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey today called Universal Credit “world leading” and a “great example of British innovation” despite it being heavily criticised by a National Audit Office (NAO) report on Friday. There were cries of shame in the House of Commons today as Esther McVey made a statement Continue Reading

Talking to the DWP about Universal Credit is like talking to some sort of flat earth movement.

BBC Journalist Michael Buchanan describes the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) continued denials that Universal Credit isn’t working like “trying to talk to some sort of flat earth movement.”

“National Audit Office – NAO concludes that Universal Credit has not delivered value for money and it is uncertain that it ever will.”

Friday 15th June 2018 ∼ Alex Tiffin Universal Credit has taken significantly longer to roll-out than intended, may cost more than the benefits system it replaces, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will never be able to measure whether it has achieved its stated goal of increasing employment. Continue Reading

High Court Rules Universal Credit Discriminates the Disabled

The High Court in London has ruled that the government acted ‘unlawfully’ in denying two men disability premiums on their Universal Credit claim. The Victorian Gothic style main entrance to the The Royal Courts of Justice public building in London, UK, opened in 1882. shutterstock Mr Justice Lewis, was told Continue Reading

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