Archive for September, 2014

As a part time self employed person who will be forced to close my business and then lose my job because it would also fall below the minimum income floor I would no longer be able to work as I need extreem flexability in my work place. How many employers would allow me to work from a bed… I can do that in my business… Universal Credit the biggest threat to self employment in a generation… Dxxx

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Main article reposted from The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Some of you may recall an article I published in June of this year about  Iain Duncan Smith via Jobcentre plus, pushing people into self employment without giving them proper advice about the “side effects”. Their only concern was skewing the statistics so that it looked as if more people were “employed” 

You can read the article here

As this article from RSA seems to suggest,  there is yet another side effect!

In theory Universal Credit is a dream policy. The idea has been to streamline the welfare system, rolling six means-tested benefits into one so that work will always pay. UC is also intended to make the transition in and out of benefits more seamless, and as such accommodate workers whose income fluctuates and who find themselves flitting between jobs. In 2012 DWP estimated that…

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A quick post from our Jayne, in response to reports of support group ESA claimants being bullied with threats of sanctions (having their money stopped) unless the go to a work focused interview… Completely against the rules… Dxxx


Further to my post earlier this week, today another example of the most seriously ill disabled people being told they must attend work focussed interviews or else be sanctioned; never mind this is in direct conflict with the DWP’s own guidance which states :

Support Group

If you have a condition that severely limits what you can do, you’ll be in the support group. You’ll not be expected to look for work and we won’t expect you to take place in any work-focussed interviews”.

How the DWP are going to Spin this is yet yo been seen; what I do know is this is yet another time this unelected Government has deliberately broke it’s own rules and then Lied about it!

This ongoing Discriniation against Disabled People is  Totally Unacceptable & I can only hope people say ENOUGH

It is Time to Join the Truth Campaign and Sign the Petition  to…

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Some heartfelt words to the leader of the opposition not the first one re logged here… Well done #newapproch

New Approach

Dear Mr. Miliband,

We never thought we would see a Britain in which terminally ill people rely on foodbanks to eat, or cancer patients miss their treatment because they don’t have the bus fare to get to the hospital. We never thought a bedroom for a severely disabled child would be seen as an undeserved luxury, or sick and disabled people would have their incomes reduced or removed for missing an appointment at the Jobcentre. We never thought people with incurable illnesses like Parkinson’s or Motor Neurone disease would be told by the Department for Work and Pensions that they would get better, and should prepare for work.

But we are seeing all this and more. Quite simply, the sick and disabled people of Britain are facing an unprecedented crisis which we never imagined could happen in the UK. It is a national scandal.

We are all of us caught…

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Excellent article about ESA and the WCA… Dxxx

New Approach


(1) The Work Capability Assessment is a much more rigid test & cannot be compared with former Personal Capability Assessments.  It is inconceivable that a conclusion can be reached that the more rigid Work Capability Assessment has become easier to negotiate than the previous Personal Capability Assessment which had a lower threshold.  

  • It is not accepted that there has been any form of significant improvement in the claims process surrounding the Work Capability Assessment.
  • Never before has one benefit assessment process attracted so much adverse publicity and negativity as the Work Capability Assessment.
  • It stands to reason that if the test is set as high bar as the Work Capability Assessment is, it logically follows that qualifying for entitlement will be far more difficult than qualifying for the previous Incapacity Benefit via the Personal Capability Assessment process used to determine eligibility for Incapacity Benefit & Income Support on…

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I.D.S has nowhere to hide

Here’s a little something from a friend of mine… Dxxx


Iain Duncan-Smith Works and Pensions secretary as we all know is a man that does not have one ounce of sympathy, nor can he be called a human being because of his actions. Ever since this coalition Government took office Duncan-Smith has systematically attacked the old, sick, infirmed as well as the poor, his complete lack of empathy has meant that the lives of those in which the Welfare State was set up to help has been one living hell. He has presided over one of the biggest genocides this country has ever endured, all because he wants to set an example of those living on benefits.

Iain Duncan-Smith has shown time and time again that his aim’s are very clear, get everybody off  benefits and into work irrespective of whether they can work or not. That coming from someone who was once facing financial ruin seems rather harsh, had…

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Another exciting group workibg to fight Austerity. .. Dxxx

Artists have joined to create a new group to stand in protest at government cuts, and have called on other artists to do the same. 

Image: The guardian - Maxine Peake is a member of the new Artists Assembly Image: The Guardian – Maxine Peake is a member of the new Artists Assembly

In a letter to the Guardian, published last week, they said:

“We, the newly formed Artists’ Assembly Against Austerity, are calling on writers, musicians, performers – anyone involved in the creative arts – to mobilise against cuts in public and voluntary services introduced by the coalition government.

“The People’s Assembly Against Austerity was formed in 2013 to ensure that the coalition government faces a movement of opposition broad enough and powerful enough to generate successful coordinated action against its violent programme of cuts. In June, 50,000 people marched through London to show their support for this growing movement.

“We now recognise a need to initiate an Artists’ Assembly Against Austerity to organise artists…

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