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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The twins, who both had the same genetic condition, went for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments at different times and one was approved, while the other was rejected
So, yesterday I had my long awaited Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment. I had a home assessment, so I thought that I would give you my verdict on how it went.
Thiyis Ali’s account of how she has found Universal Credit. A truly harrowing read.
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.”
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
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