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How we broke the welfare state – and how we can fix it

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
Money for nothing? How we broke the welfare state – and how we can fix it It is nearly eight decades since the introduction of the welfare state but, as Hannah Fearn explains, today’s system…

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UK’s punitive welfare system under fire as DWP figures are revealed

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
An MSP criticised the number of overturned Department for Work and Pensions decisions THE SNP have said that the UK Government’s welfare system “simply isn’t working” after official figures revealed that 70% of claimants who…

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Partially blind & deaf woman with epilepsy & learning difficulties denied PIP

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
Ayesha Foskett says she was ‘living off nothing’ for months after her benefits were stopped Ayesha, 24, was shocked when her benefits were suddenly stopped In brief Ayesha was born with multiple disabilities and was…

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Why The People’s Vote March Is An Exercise In Division

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Originally posted on Turning the Tide:
Today, a million people are expected to hit the streets of London to protest against Brexit. They will represent a relatively broad political spectrum, from left to right, unified on one issue; they either…

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Universal Credit proposal to end nightmare wait for cash

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
Universal Credit proposal for ‘helping hand’ payout to end nightmare wait for cash. The new report from think tank also suggests launch of Universal Credit phone app and live chat option. Among the problems associated…

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We’re homeless because of Universal Credit

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
‘We’re homeless because of Universal Credit’ – Dad reveals he and two children were evicted on Christmas Eve after sanctions. Gareth Kaye and his two children Marshall and Aurora were evicted on Christmas Eve due to…

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Housing association asks tenants for extra rent to avoid Universal Credit issue

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
I am not from the North-West, however, I do know that my local housing association are asking tenants if they can pay a “little” extra on their rent to cover for Universal credit, because they…

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Universal Credit has created emotional distress for people with mental health conditions

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
The roll out of Universal Credit should be halted until the hardship and emotional distress it is causing to people with mental health problems are tackled, a leading charity has claimed. In a damning report,…

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MPs demand major changes to cruel benefits cap

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
MPs demand major changes to ‘cruel’ benefits cap which ‘targets claimants unable to work’. A majority of claimants affected by the Government’s “cruel” benefits cap will never be able to return to work, an influential group…

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DWP Slammed For Heartless Denial of Benefits Claims For The Terminally Ill

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Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
DWP Slammed For ‘Heartless’ Denial Of Easier Benefits Claims For The Terminally Ill The chair of the work and pensions committee said: “the lack of compassion is staggering.” ? Ministers have been described as “heartless”…

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