Scottish Health & Welfare Staff in Lanarkshire to be Trained to Spot Health Impacts of Benefits Changes

Scottish Health & Welfare Staff in Lanarkshire to be Trained to Spot Health Impacts of Benefits Changes Both North and South Lanarkshire councils are taking the lead in dealing with the changes. Janice Scouller, health improvement lead for the North West Unit, who is overseeing the welfare reform work in NHS Lanarkshire, said: “The welfareContinue reading “Scottish Health & Welfare Staff in Lanarkshire to be Trained to Spot Health Impacts of Benefits Changes”

Francis Maude-Cabinet Office Minister Tells Elderly to Go on-Line or Lose Your Benefits

Francis Maude-Cabinet Office Minister Tells Elderly to Go on-Line or Lose Your Benefits 1. The elderly will soon have to have to go on online or risk losing access to key government services. 2. Refuseniks, who do not want to use computers will be able to apply for a one-off lesson to help them getContinue reading “Francis Maude-Cabinet Office Minister Tells Elderly to Go on-Line or Lose Your Benefits”

Bedroom Tax

Bedroom Tax Under the Con/Dems and/or Labour Government (if elected), people in social housing will receive a cut in housing benefit where they are deemed to have spare bedrooms. Take careful note all you council and Housing association tenants. Ed Miliband, The Labour leader claimed financial help for disabled people hit by the so-called bedroomContinue reading “Bedroom Tax”

Scottish Independence – Sterling and the Bank of Last Resort – Ignore the Reckless Ranting of Desperate Unionist Politicians – This is the Definitive Position

              When Northern Rock, RBS, HBOS  and other UK banking institutions failed, the UK Government belatedly stepped in with a financial bailout. But with Scotland independent, could Scotland expect English taxpayers to stand behind a failing Scottish institution? George Osborne and his “Better Together” lot repeatedly broadcast, in theContinue reading “Scottish Independence – Sterling and the Bank of Last Resort – Ignore the Reckless Ranting of Desperate Unionist Politicians – This is the Definitive Position”

Gordon Brown Launches in Scotland

Gordon Brown Launches in Scotland His speech on pensions was meant to re-launch the Better Together campaign as a positive movement, but his contribution simply continued Better Together’s negativity and scaremongering, as well as being repetitive and lacking in credibility. The former Labour Prime Minister simply repeated claims made by former UK Government minister MichaelContinue reading “Gordon Brown Launches in Scotland”

Gordon Brown and the Labour Party – Friends Of Scottish Pensioners – Not on Your Nellie!!!!

        Gordon Brown: Sentenced Scottish pensioners to ever decreasing pensions in refusing to restore the link between the State pension and earnings.   Gordon Brown : Removed £5 billion, (recurring annually) from pension funds.   Gordon Brown: Created the obnoxious, stealth tax decimating the value of retirement funds by £100 billion.  Continue reading “Gordon Brown and the Labour Party – Friends Of Scottish Pensioners – Not on Your Nellie!!!!”

Lender of Last Resort – A Timely Reminder For the Future

    Lender of Last resort Bankers know perfectly well how the system works. When Sir Philip Hampton, chairman of RBS gave evidence to the House of Lords in November 2012, he was quite clear: “We have used many central banks as a lender of last resort for the many operations that we have inContinue reading “Lender of Last Resort – A Timely Reminder For the Future”

Carousel Banking RBS Losses

Let’s get back to 2007. At the time RBS, HBOS and others were in danger of failing, the UK Treasury finally stepped in, (after much dithering on the part of Alistair Darling et.al.) with some financial assistance. The main package of financial support, had been provided, to the Bank, (at least 3 weeks before) byContinue reading “Carousel Banking RBS Losses”