The 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 “The Bedroom Tax”

Welfare Reforms

Welfare Reforms Debate. Hansard Record Ian Mearns: Labour MP Gateshead “Put bluntly, this Government, the Department for Work and Pensions and their agencies are telling us, repeatedly, that people who are dying are fit for work. Between January 2011 and November 2011, some 10,600 employment and support allowance claims ended and a date of deathContinue reading “Welfare Reforms”

The Universal Credit debacle- Robert Devereux- United Kingdom Permanent Secretary of the Department for Work and Pensions

The Universal Credit debacle- Robert Devereux- United Kingdom Permanent Secretary of the Department for Work and Pensions Robert Devereux is the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Work and Pensions. A government organisation with 100,000 staff, operating from nearly 1000 sites, with some 22 million customers, and an annual budget – in terms of moneyContinue reading “The Universal Credit debacle- Robert Devereux- United Kingdom Permanent Secretary of the Department for Work and Pensions”

Some of Ian Duncan Smiths Achievements

Some of Ian Duncan Smiths Achievements Expenditure on Temporary Staff: Up 91% this year. Expenditure Private Consultants: Up 59% this year. Expenditure on a Private contractor to complete botched fitness for work assessments: £60million. Expenditure on IT equipment that may never be put into use: £90million. Expenditure on Universal Credit IT contractor overspend: £241million. ExpenditureContinue reading “Some of Ian Duncan Smiths Achievements”

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”

Welfare to Work – Use of External Contractors

Welfare to Work – Use of External Contractors In order to deliver our commissioning future welfare to work policy objectives as efficiently and effectively as possible we need to broaden our thinking and look to develop new ways of commissioning. Large scale prime contracting enables us to meet the challenge of delivering efficient services atContinue reading “Welfare to Work – Use of External Contractors”

Credit Suisse Report Indicates That An Independent Scotland Would Flourish and Rate Higher Than rUK – Retain it Near To Hand For Use In the Next Referendum

        Strategic Vision – Credit Suisse Credit Suisse is one of the world’s leading banks, with more than 45,000 employees, offices in 50 countries and expertise in nearly every facet of banking, investing and finance.     The Human Development Index The Human Development Index is a composite statistic of life expectancy,Continue reading “Credit Suisse Report Indicates That An Independent Scotland Would Flourish and Rate Higher Than rUK – Retain it Near To Hand For Use In the Next Referendum”