Tories Welfare ‘Reform’.
I thought a lot about this yesterday.
First of all, let’s not forget that the Benefits Freeze means we are no longer able to keep up with every rising prices in the shops, utility charges and higher Community Charge.
Next, the report highlights the fact that many people on Local Housing Benefit, are no longer getting their rents fully paid.
FInally you can guess the DWP’s response without even reading the article.
The Department for Work and Pensions said: “This report assumes that people won’t make any attempt to change and to improve their lives. But our welfare reforms incentivise work and, for the first time, universal credit helps working people progress and earn more, so they can eventually stop claiming benefits altogether.
“Under universal credit people are finding a job faster and staying in it longer than under the old system, and since the benefit cap…
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