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Campaign to Get Rid of Ex-DWP Minister Iain Duncan Smith.

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It was my privilege over the weekend to meet some Labour Party members from the constituency of our old friend, Iain Duncan Smith.

They told me of this (in reality rather more vividly),

THE CONSERVATIVES are calling for “help” as over 500 Labour supporters prepare to launch their campaign to ‘Unseat Iain Duncan Smith’.

According to a letter, believed to be from the local Tory association, the Conservative MP is preparing himself for a fight from the “hordes of Momentum”.

While the Chingford and Woodford Green MP increased his vote share by 1.2 per cent at last month’s general election, his 2015 majority fell from 8,386 to 2,438.

For 47 years the area has remained Tory, but Labour now has its sights set on turning the whole of Waltham Forest red.

The campaign will see left-wing columnist Owen Jones and Labour’s losing candidate Bilal Mahmood head to Hatch Lane, in Chingford, this Sunday – and 500 people are set to join them.

Another 2,400 people said they are ‘interested’ in attending the event called ‘Unseat Iain Duncan Smith – Campaign for Labour’.

I informed them of how we lot feel about our former Boss.

His crimes are too numerous to list, though his legacy, for the disabled, and for anybody caught up in Universal Credit, ensures they are far from forgotten.

Our Ace Reporters have covered Duncy’s attempts to wriggle out of his past,and call to “revisit the whole idea of work and sickness benefit”.

Though this has been in the news not too long ago, still banging on about ‘low value people’.

This time it’s European migrant workers,


Meanwhile Doug points out that “50 new areas are marked for UC to begin in October.”


Written by Andrew Coates

July 10, 2017 at 2:39 pm

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  1. Get the fucker!


    July 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm

  2. Campaign to Get Rid of Ex-DWP Minister Iain Duncan Smith.

    The first succeeded.

    After taking over the Tory leadership, Iain Duncan Smith battled against sliding opinion polls, PR disasters and, of course, internal feuds. We look back on the turbulent times of the Quiet Man




    July 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm

  3. The author of a government review into work practices is calling for the end of the “cash in hand economy”.

    Matthew Taylor, whose report is out on Tuesday, said cash jobs like window cleaning and decorating were worth up to £6bn a year, much of it untaxed.

    Mr Taylor, who is chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts and a former Tony Blair advisor, is set to call for cash jobs to be paid through platforms such as credit cards, contactless payments and PayPal.

    “There are too many people at work who are treated like cogs in a machine rather than being human beings, and there are too many people who don’t see a route from their current job to progress and earn more and do better,” Mr Taylor said

    TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “From what we’ve seen, this review is not the game-changer needed to end insecurity and exploitation at work.”



    July 11, 2017 at 3:57 am

    • Yeah, but payment platforms means the money is traceable like, innit?

      Cash in Hand

      July 11, 2017 at 9:31 am

      • Cash in Hand

        This shouldn’t pay is morally crap bull doesn’t fly with people looking to get cheap quotes and will be as effective as getting people to give up people selling contraband and other practices that save consumers money.

        Even if they convert all metal and paper to electronic, people will just trade in goods that will either get used personally,traded for another trade or effectively washed on sites like ebay or the ones that work outside this model.
        To make matters even harder for the authority, peoples wages not going as far, decreased value of the pound,cost of living just makes that sort of work even more attractive to consumers.


        July 11, 2017 at 10:27 am

      • Once the oldies die out cash will be as good as gone. The BBC was running a propaganda piece this morning with someone on other from the payment provider gleefully saying that a quarter of all payments are ‘contactless’. And they had some stupid teenage girls saying that ‘contactless’ was “magic money 😀 “, “you just wave your card 😀 ” Of course to balance it out they has someone on to remind us that using ‘contactless’ ‘electronic payments’ encourages us to spend money frivolously and not to get best value. You wouldn’t hand over £15 for a cup of coffee and a cookie, but you will if it is “magic money”.

        The Magic Money Tree

        July 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      • You wouldn’t hand over £15 in cold, hard cash for a cup of coffee and a cookie, but you will if it is “magic money”.

        The Magic Money Tree

        July 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      • Im surprised considering contactless card fraud has simply grown year in year why people would want and use them.


        Then there’s double charging, indirect charging meaning unless a pin is involved on a every use basis, there a step nowhere other than card makers getting a bit less ware and tear on there product.


        July 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      • A load of old cobblers, me old china. Like a window cleaner is going to cough up the bread and honey for a bleeding card machine like us cabbies have to.

        London 'ackney Driver

        July 12, 2017 at 6:57 am

      • ‘cuse me, mate 🙂 You’ve dropp your ‘h’. 😀

        Bob 'oskins

        July 12, 2017 at 7:20 am

      • ‘cuse me, mate 🙂 You’ve dropped your ‘h’ 😀

        Bob 'oskins

        July 12, 2017 at 7:21 am

      • There was some clown saying contactless actually saves you money because even though you don’t get a receipt with contactless unlike with cash, with contactless you receive a bank statement detailing your transactions. Like a bank statement three months later is going to save you money as you drunkenly wave your contactless at the bar! Money saving tip: Leave the cards at home, take out the money you are going to spend, and when it’s gone, it’s gone!

        Right on the Money

        July 12, 2017 at 8:54 am

      • These coffee shops must be coining it in. Coffee costs 5p a cup at most, and throw in 5p for a cookie. 10p! Ker-ching!


        July 12, 2017 at 8:58 am

    • enigma

      July 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

    • So the long-awaited Taylor Report into Modern Employment Practices will, among other things, bury bogus self-employment by creating a new category of work – a so-called “Dependent Contractor“. This is an important and useful first step, but in no way the final word. Here’s why…………………….



      July 11, 2017 at 9:57 am

      • Burger King tried to pull strokes years ago by forcing employees to clock off when there weren’t many customers in order no to pay them during slack parts of their shifts. Right now some hotel workers, who the employer says will earn a certain amount, based on how many rooms the clean etc., find themselves unable to earn the stated amount because it is impossible for any human being to work quickly enough to complete all the work set by the employer during their shift. So they end up being paid part of what their employer has said the would get because the work-load set by the employer was impossible.

        This business of having a staff who are forced to be self-employed is absolute shit.

        Fucking coolie-labour really.

        Does anybody think that the Tories would ever do anything really to help people in this situation?

        hat prick Damien Green made a speech praising the Gig-economy as the next big innovation for work!

        Djinn and Tonic

        July 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

      • “innovation for work”, yeah for the employer, investors, business owner.

        Capitalism needs growth, greed needs that with increased productivity with the littlest if any outlay/overhead. Keeping money in play is more important than who it effects. Basic 101 for every winner, there must be a loser.

        As for the services scam, its the mobile sweat shop model i spoke about a while back.

        Your government and any political party for that fact knew exactly what this would cause and have despite their angle to win over voters, actively encouraged all that’s being brought to the front now.

        Like i said, money before people,before life.


        July 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

      • Jobcentres are still sending jobseekers to Poundland and B&M stores for ‘work experience’.

        Workfare Slave

        July 11, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      • Unpaid of course.

        Workfare Slave

        July 11, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      • They target small fish cash payments while ignoring the multi-billion, multi-national tax dodging scumbags.


        July 11, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      • Workfare Slave

        Government clearly said like work so if your there make like your working but don’t actually work so basically virtual effort, not real effort.

        Plus the chances are the placement would require you to sign something requiring lawful of free will express consent which means DWP cant say its a failure to participate if you don’t give such lawful consent as that would constitute a breach of the law in that lawful consent is only lawful when given of free will and cannot be gained by force,threat or deception.


        July 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      • ‘Work experience’ is entirely voluntary, but Jobcentres conveniently aren’t telling claimants that though. Claimants are being told: “We need to put something on your CV!! Poundland or B & M?”

        Cait Reilly

        July 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    • Talk is talk, change is entirely something else.


      July 11, 2017 at 10:31 am

      • Will it ever happen.


        July 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

      • Meanwhile T May says she’s determined to help those who are just about managing.

        The lies continue..


        July 11, 2017 at 11:54 am

      • over the years i have been sent here and there for so called work experience to put on my cv only to be told buy an employer that it is no good at all as it is not paid work so will not take it as a reference to the job applied for and thus dont get offers the job.

        same with the so called courses they send you on and get a useless bit of paper at the end of it a employer will say it means nothing as that is what it is.

        x that buy 15 years and 10s of thousands of job apps i must have sent of over the years and have to keep doing it i cant see ill ever be able to find a job now as no where left i have not tried b4.


        July 11, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      • I cannot recall a single time when I’ve been told that my work experience, or whatever, has ever counted for anything.

        Andrew Coates

        July 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      • Andrew:

        Except by your work coach. They’ll praise course and placements until the cows come home.

        jj joop

        July 12, 2017 at 11:02 am

      • Andrew Coates

        If your talking employers, you wont as government really shot themselves in the foot mandating it as all employers think as you were forced it doesn’t represent what you would normally work like.


        July 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    • According to BBC Propaganda card payments are supposed to have overtaken cash payments for the first time at 54% “representing a landmark in our transition to a digital economy”. Cheques remember them? When was the last time you saw someone paying by cheque? Cheques have been effectively eradicated.

      Digtal Economy

      July 12, 2017 at 8:15 am

      • Could cash be next? Will we soon be saying, when was the last time you saw someone paying with cash?

        Digtal Economy

        July 12, 2017 at 8:17 am

      • Digtal Economy

        Its like that bull DWP and government spin about 99% of claims being made online in that its all about circumstance. In the case of contactless cards, personal borrowing is through the roof so its only natural people would pay by card as opposed to cash seeing how they run out of actually their own money mid month or sooner.


        July 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

  4. When our country and world faces huge challenges, @Theresa_May and the @Conservatives show they do not have the ideas or plan to tackle them pic.twitter.com/zVnGthZ3zy

    — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 10, 2017


    July 11, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    • That’s because the c*ntservatives don’t need to come up with any idea’s or plans, the hidden hand does that for them!


      July 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

  5. just rang the tribunal place and mine is in the next 2-3 weeks so a total of 18 weeks tho i thought is was 12 weeks last time ?


    July 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    • Solidarity, it must be extremely trying – to say the very least.

      Andrew Coates

      July 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    • superted

      I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you, mate.

      jj joop

      July 12, 2017 at 11:03 am

    • Superted

      Being granted a tribunal means you have grounds for appeal as you cant have one just because you want one. Don’t forget as you should have been presented with new evidence to the contrary (worth checking on) that DWP has no smoking gun so is batting for balance of probabilities.

      As long as you can show a consistent breach of protocol, DWP wont be able to escape it. Be motivated by procedure and whether or not DWP stuck to it first and foremost as DWP unless something new is there hence saying check, they have no recorded actually data of a skills need being identified as does not the more recent provider. Attending a place does not signal a skills need was identified. Pay close attention to how you tackle that careers meeting you had some time prior as it is here i think DWP will suggest evidence is apparent. It still regardless does not allow them to escape why they failed to enter it onto the system as per procedure commands in all instances.

      Good luck mate.


      July 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      • they lied on the lms so got it in black and white as said on the 2nd day was asked to do a skills assessment on a computer but as you said dont get paid for the sa and was not done on the first day when it was meant to be done as ever thick as a plank of wood.

        its clear from the course that on the 2nd day i was in a room with 9 other ppl and not a computer in sight but there so thick they cant even get the dates right pmsl.


        July 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      • also the so called course is no longer on there web site


        July 12, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      • Don’t be so sure about no Smoking Gun, doug 😉

        Deep Throat of the DWP

        July 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      • 🙂

        Grassy Knoll

        July 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      • You’ve got these bastards hides nailed to the wall, superted. This is a dead cert, slam dunk of a case. You have only got doug to blame if it falls through 😀

        Moulder and Scully

        July 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      • well they did send me on a its in my hands course lol 😉 and they have now also put me on 12 weeks sick leave and get a phone call every 2 weeks.


        July 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      • Superted

        What does this mean that you wrote

        “well they did send me on a its in my hands course lol 😉 and they have now also put me on 12 weeks sick leave and get a phone call every 2 weeks”.


        July 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      • why im on extended sick leave now?


        July 12, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      • Superted

        Sick leave as in your really sick and put on leave ?
        What benefit do you get for that then ?


        July 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      • its because my last one was just over 12 months ago and as i can get sick notes at 3 months at a time said i can go on 12 weeks extended sick leave and sign on over the phone, tbh i just think its had enough of me atm as nothing it does works and just makes it worse for them pmsl.

        also the last time i signed on i had a interview at the jcp for a job waiting tables at a pub knowing full well i cant lift much with my right arm with nerve damage atm and i guess hoped id not turn up or miss the interview after but i showed up with id and cv took one look at my arm and said what the job was doing and then said i never had to attend the interview after as i COULD not do the job anyway and id also have to ride my bike 12 miles to get there as well.

        i was then told i had 2 options
        sign on every day or go on 12 weeks sick as i can only do that 1 time a year so went for that as im also having a lot of dental work done atm even having teeth out and signing on the next day sometimes and i still turn up.

        was also told i can go back on esa if i wanted with the same sick note i had when found fit for work as over 12 months but sod that ill sign on every day and make them pay the 25 quid a week bus fair 😉


        July 12, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      • Superted

        Not having to go in, sounds like a sweet deal.

        So how did the sanction for failure to supply work evidence go as i remember that one looking 50/50 ?


        July 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      • adviser said it was no longer a issue and has been removed from the system but never got any paper work saying this but only sanction i have on there is for not participating at the provider.

        they have backed off big time as i guess thought i was stupid and weak and not know i would stand up to them take them to tribunal on my own and fire of foi requests to back up what i am saying under law and there own rules and regs.

        also on my sar i put in anything over 3 years old is removed from the system so will be doing one every year from now on 😉

        and if i win at tribunal and get sent anywhere else ill do the same again and show everyone there you can beat the bastards once and for all i will sign nothing 😉


        July 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      • Superted

        I really don’t know why they didn’t just reverse it as win or no win, they were and are totally in the wrong for multiple reasons what with the provider prior to enrollment failing to identify a skills need, DWP lying or still lying that a prior careers interview identified a skills need but failed as per protocol to record it on the system but also that enrollment form if i remember correctly clearly expressed areas requiring lawful consent like data protection,medical and the procedure handed down by SFA to providers regarding funding regulations. Its all seems ages since it started and ive forgotten bits of it what with having to deal with other stuff all brimming over.

        I don’t suppose by any chance your a member of a gaming site called steam are you ?

        Anyway i will let you go so nice chatting again and don’t be a stranger as you haven’t been on this site in a while.


        July 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      • Doug

        What are the odds of DWP failing to record something on the system though? Just where do the ‘balance of probabilities’ lay?

        Holmes and Watson

        July 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

      • Doug

        Logical reasoning leads us to deduce that no prior skills assessment did indeed take place. There is no skills assessment recorded on the system for the simple fact that their never was one. Put that in your pipe and smoke it 😉

        Holmes and Watson

        July 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

      • Doug

        The DWP can come up with whatever fanciful theories they like like – a solar pulse directed by alien beings from a dying planet wiped the record or whatever, but the principle of Occam’s Razor still stands – the simplest solution is the most likely one.


        When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

        Holmes and Watson

        July 13, 2017 at 9:15 am

      • Holmes and Watson

        While they may have indeed not logged onto the system an identified skills need, it does not mean they wont still produce one at the tribunal. If they do to a degree the panel find reasonable then the grounds for sanction come back into play which if the case was to go no further would mean superted would naturally lose.
        Luckily they don’t work that way so either superted would counter argue to a degree the panel would equally find or more reasonable or he will have to add a secondary claim to unjustified. Now the claim is more of a question in that can filling this enrollment form out be considered as part of the term to participate.
        Well if its in part or entire an official and recognized by law contract or agreement (your have to go back to my old posts way back when this started to find out what constitutes as) then it couldn’t be considered as such (again for reasons your have to go back to my old posts for).

        Legal gatherings if i can call them that for the sake of sticking the types together are never as simple as ABC when you don’t know who your opponent is along with their game plan.


        July 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      • no skills assessment took place on the day it was meant to that i was given buy the jcp adviser on the letter as they dont get paid for this and on the first day i was handed a contract for the provider to gain the 1000 quid for the course via funding from the sfa and refused to sign it given the course paperwork and told to come back the next day which i did even tho i have done the same thing over 20 times in the past. so not interested and want there money.

        i also showed them the foi that i dont have to sign 3rd party contracts buy law. not interested.

        on the 2nd day i went in to a room with 9 other ppl and was asked again will i sign there contract and said no as i have a foi that states i do not have to buy law and refused to look at it with others now saying in the room i have a point showed it to 1 person and head of staff came running in and asked me to step out side.

        i was asked to leave and refused unless they gave the reason in writing or they could phone the police.

        45 mins later i get a letter stating as i refused to sign there contract i was asked to leave under the grounds of health and safety and that as a result in there eyes fails to participate ie they get no money.

        2-3 months pass and get a sanction for 4 weeks

        as i fails to participate in the course buy not signing there contract the jcp says buy law i had to sign it thus sanction for not participating.

        sar put in from the lms says on the 2nd day i was asked to use a computer to do the skills assessment and i refused to use a computer to do it because it never happens in the first place as should of been done on the first day per jcp letter.

        so to try cover there ass they have put there foot in it big time and i got it in black and white.

        a skills need must be identified for them to get funding from the sfa for the course and is not taking place as just want there money ie contracts signed, the jcp is not doing it and nothing on the lms so if the jcp also know this they are letting them commit fraud via sfa funding just to get sanctions there end is all i can see.

        i have refused to sign provider contracts even b4 this site was here and the very start of the work programme site i think it was and got sanctions but one them all until this one as done buy the local dm in the jcp this time round.


        July 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    • Let us know how it goes Superted.


      July 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  6. Why didn’t Grenfell Tower collapse after burning for over 12 hours?


    July 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  7. Marie

    July 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm

  8. Tory plans to hike workers’ taxes are ‘dead in the water’

    Damian Green says the Government will not be revisiting plans to raise National Insurance contributions for the self-employed.



    July 12, 2017 at 8:33 am

  9. UK unemployment drops to Zero! they wish.




    July 12, 2017 at 8:41 am

    • Enigma


      As you can see if you play and scale the graphs,women claiming out of work benefits has been on the rise since Dec 2015, mens has risen since 2016 with a slight dip over christmas and new year but climbing again in Feb 2017.

      Overall people claiming out of work benefit has risen since Feb 2016 with solely because of men a slight dip that i reported above but again still rising to a level around and not seen since Feb 2015.

      I expect what with summer seasonal work we will see a marginal drop for July to August. With inflation high, consumer borrowing high its possible we wont see any dip towards Dec.
      It high time government start to release figures on UC that will allow the public to disseminate between those in work and those not. We also need from both UC and HMRC, figures on people hold more than one job, figures on wages for these occupations and figures on time actually worked rather than declaring if you work a day/1 week in the month, your considered employed. We also need to abandon various terms deemed as employed as they fog the count.


      July 12, 2017 at 10:48 am

      • Also changing retirement age we are seeing retention in the employment count that would have presented a lower figure. Pushing apprenticeships also adds a fog to the figures. It would be nice to see figures on the gig economy has how many of these latest drop in figures, purely relates to this rather than traditional types of work.


        July 12, 2017 at 10:53 am

      • The reality would be good yes. from ONS or other.


        July 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      • “Other” it seems there isn’t any other, maybe there should be for the reality.


        July 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      • Vox’s view!

        If unemployment is at an all-time low, then why are we all skint?



        July 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      • Yep. I wonder how the in-work conditionality pilots are doing.

        Djinn and Tonic

        July 13, 2017 at 7:16 am

  10. One maybe for me and many others!

    Lloyds Bank to abolish charges for unplanned overdrafts


    Households due £285 rebate on fuel bills, says Citizens Advice – really?



    July 12, 2017 at 8:45 am

  11. We are in a time of national crisis with Brexit –Should a “national government” be formed?

    we don’t have politicians who can rise to the level of events as their predecessors did in the early 1930s

    Or do we.



    July 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

  12. Tories fail again at delivering a saving and a promise


    Yet again we hear the Tory hallmark of behind schedule, delivering no benefits and lets not forget NO TRIAL TESTING OR ANY PRIOR EVIDENCE IT WOULD WORK.


    July 12, 2017 at 11:01 am

  13. “We had a huge number of very low-value, low-skilled people coming through” – Iain Duncan Smith on EU migration

    Who he is to turn around and say that.Many own property here and have done very well filling a skills gap the UK doesnt have.Many new building developments are hoovering up this labour.A number of people here look on and wish they had those skills.Their teaching us a lesson.

    What this does show is the total arrogance and negative sterotyping of this jack in the box to unskilled people both from home and abroad.Another example of Tory worth in pound signs.

    Call Benefits what they like people out of work are out of work.The Jobcentre has turned their back on them resorting to more under the desk methods’ but hardcore unemployment exists however you someone attemps to tackle that.


    July 12, 2017 at 1:05 pm

  14. OT: “Claimants not required to disclose sensitive personal data as part of” Health and Work Conversation. DWP Minister

    h/t: refuted



    July 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    • Health and Work Conversation is the same as Disability Confident. Which includes the DWP falsifying data on a claimants contract.

      He`s a idea to turn into policy Theresa May Stop killing disabled people with DWP genocide & DWP assisted suicide.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      July 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm

  15. Dear @theresa_may, you asked for ideas so I’ve sent you our manifesto. I hope it helps to “clarify and improve” your policies #ForTheMany pic.twitter.com/mWu1ezlzLQ
    — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 11, 2017


    July 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm

  16. I talk so much bullshit that no one believes me, not even the income tax man. I have been trying convince the tax man but he says go away your talking shit. So I gave up & don`t pay income tax on earning. You can`t have your disabled cake & eat it.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    July 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    • You said piss off out the system so I did. Now you want to talk to me about some DWP fuck up!!!

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      July 12, 2017 at 6:57 pm

  17. Damien 666 Green cries help if he is turned upside down Damien 999 Green.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    July 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm

  18. DWP offering up to £100,000 salary for enterprise data architect

    Written by Sooraj Shah on 22 June 2017 in News

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is offering up to £100,000-a-year for an enterprise data architect.

    Selected candidate will work for BPDTS, the government-owned IT company that serves DWP

    According to the job ad, the architect will work for Benefits Pension Digital and Technology Services (BPDTS), a government-owned IT company which only serves DWP Digital, part of the DWP.

    DWP Digital supports 84,000 colleagues across what it calls one of Europe’s biggest IT estates, and the department suggested that the architect would join an integrated community of experts and have the opportunity to improve public services that almost every UK citizen uses at some point in their lives.

    The department wants an enterprise architect that has a credible record of designing for external data ingestion, real-time data analytics, domain-driven master data model, event-driven enterprise data-sharing, authoritative data sources and an external API exchange.

    Read More:

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    July 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    • Anybody capable of doing the job would almost certainly have enough scope and be clever enough to work on anything under the sun other than Universal Credit.

      Djinn and Tonic

      July 13, 2017 at 7:14 am

  19. Universal credit slammed as rent debt in Highlands soars to nearly £1 million

    “LUDICROUS flaws” in the universal credit system have been criticised by council chiefs after debt among those receiving the benefit rocketed to nearly £1 million.

    Rent owed to Highland Council by the 1290 Highlanders currently receiving universal credit has jumped 40 per cent in just six months – from £704,000 in December to £988,687 in June.



    July 12, 2017 at 11:05 pm

  20. very low-value

    His party drew that conclusion about him too.


    July 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

  21. Brexit: Repeal bill to be published by the government.

    Mr Farron -“If the government try any wheeze or trick to force through changes to vital protections, from workers’ rights to the environment, they are playing with fire.”

    But Steve Baker, a minister in the Department for Exiting the European Union, said: “This is a matter of converting EU law into UK law, it is not a matter of repealing and replacing.”

    He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Individuals and businesses will know that the day after our exit they face the same laws and rules as they faced the day before.” I think not.



    July 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

  22. Labour has warned that low pay and insecure work “are endemic in our economy” after new figures showed 210,000 people claiming universal credit are in work.

    Debbie Abrahams, shadow work and pensions secretary, said: “The Tories’ principle that work will always pay under universal credit has failed.

    Together with the Highland Fling scandal regarding Universal Credit.



    July 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

    • So much for “work being the best way out of poverty”.

      Djinn and Tonic

      July 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

  23. i was then told i had 2 options sign on every day or go on 12 weeks sick

    was also told i can go back on esa if i (they wanted) with the same sick note

    As long as you can show a consistent breach of protocol, DWP wont be able to escape it.

    Its shameful they are still trying to shove long term unemployed onto sickness benefits.If you use the three months sickness option then theres the possibility they could force you off JSA at some point in the future.Which it appears they are attempting to do.


    July 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

    • tried that last time and failed x 10 😉


      July 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      • superted

        “i have refused to sign provider contracts even b4 this site was here and the very start of the work programme site i think it was and got sanctions but one them all until this one as done buy the local dm in the jcp this time round.”

        When you say this one was done by the local dm in the jcp this time round, do you mean the dm was based in your jcp, i.e. where you sign on?

        jj joop

        July 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm

  24. yes


    July 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    • That can’t be right. How on earth are you expected to get a fair hearing if the dm is based at your local JCP. From what you’ve told us, you’re not exactly Mr Popular there, are you.

      jj joop

      July 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  25. dm letter was sent from local office just checked so i bet the adviser thought i was stupid and did not know how to take it further tho they now know otherwise and back right off as i said every time you sanction me ill be going to tribunal.

    ase doubt has now been removed as was never sent the letter and on record that i rang them 5 times for them and never arrived and as i have so much proof have just removed it from the lms.

    i knew from the start there only option is to get 3 sanctions in a row so will fight them all the way ill not give in is what they want.

    and when i get a new adviser it will all start again same as it has always been but this time if i win at tribunal and get sent to a provider out it will come with the foi as well all in my name i dont have to sign anything 😉


    July 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    • THE MAIL and the dodgy tax credit article.


      Funny, i don’t see any evidence of benefit fraud and quite frankly not much in the way of errors being on the part of the public either. Why make a bold and broad comment like benefit fraud rather than just tax credit fraud, why promote errors as one way traffic.

      Clearly the mail is up to no good but is this just them or are they fronting a planned initiative by our government who would stand to benefit greatly from stirring up hate towards tax credits much like they did welfare benefits back in the early 2010s not to mention possible abolition or a restructuring.

      What we know so far is an awful lot of people even under the new system of UC are heavily reliant on tax credits. This would signal quite an embarrassing situation for government that instead of the claim a person is always better off in work that they merely created a grey divide between being unemployed and employed with many not really being that far estranged from being unemployed in financial terms. With the fall of the value of the pound, inflation/rising costs, increased ZHC and self employment, many are no doubt falling back towards being more state funded now the minimum wage increase has been officially kicked into the dirt in terms of any gain.

      This is definitely one to watch.


      July 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

  26. Your “work coach” is now also officially a decision maker, so they are judge, jury, and executioner. As Superted says when you threaten to take them to tribunal they back off lol. Remember to remind them that you will name them personally at said tribunal and not just call them by the ridiculous title of work coach and watch them squirm. Arrogant little bullies don’t like it up em lol

    Colin White

    July 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

  27. Well according to .gov.

    A DWP decision maker, rather than your work coach or employment scheme provider, will decide if you have good reason.


    It sounds very much like the Universal Credit claiment commitment just handed around for someones’ opinion,not an appointee of law.

    Its clearly intended not to proceed to the appeals process and simply an attempt to drive people away by any means.But that doesn’t work with everyone.

    Its very nasty.


    July 15, 2017 at 10:07 pm

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