Posts Tagged ‘DWP’

Next DWP scam coming: lose your job, wait 5 weeks before any benefit paid

by Michael Meacher.

It is being kept under close wraps by this Tory government that under Universal Credit people who lose their jobs will be made to wait 5 weeks before they get any benefit payment.    Very few people realise this – a poll found this latest ‘welfare reform’ deeply unpopular, with almost 4 to 1 opposed. […]

Workfare: it’s failed, but that won’t stop this government

by Michael Meacher.

As from this week, if you’ve been out of work for a year, you’re put through the Work Programme for 2 years and then if you emerge with no job, as many do, you’re into workfare disguised under the deceitful title of Help to Work. What this means was spelt out by Osborne at last […]

Want people back in work? Then don’t cut benefits.

by Michael Meacher.

The recent focus on capping benefits to satisfy the Tory tabloid blood lust against all social security recipients is not only unfair and unreasonable, but according to recent evidence bad for the economy. Job seeker’s allowance at £71 a week is already almost the lowest level in the EU, and reducing it further would not […]

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