Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Campaigning for Unemployed Rights.

Stop the Roll Out of Universal Credit! Protests on December the 2nd.

Image may contain: one or more people and text

Stop the rollout of Universal Credit


Organising  has  begun.

 Unite Community Day of Action for Universal Credit on December 2nd.

Contact: community@unitetheunion.org to find out where your local action is or to offer your help.

Please do your bit and share the articles to your networks. Get the word out so we can maintain the pressure on this Tory Govt.

Solidarity comrades.

Latest news stories, BBC.

The Scottish government is calling on the chancellor to stop the rollout of Universal Credit to enable “fundamental flaws” to be fixed.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has written to Philip Hammond asking for improvements to be made to the payments system in his autumn Budget.

He said a delay in payments had caused hardship to families across Scotland.

The UK government said the vast majority of people were paid their Universal Credit in full and on time.

The controversial measure, which is being rolled out across the UK, brings six existing benefit payments into one – but critics have claimed the six-week wait some people have for their first payment is contributing to a rise in debt, rent arrears and evictions.

In his letter to the chancellor, Mr Mackay said the announcement by the work and pensions secretary to offer Universal Credit advances upfront would “do nothing to fix the fundamental design flaws with Universal Credit”.

He said: “The Universal Credit system is fundamentally flawed and causing unnecessary hardship and suffering to families across Scotland.

“It is vital that the UK government addresses these failings and that the roll-out is halted until the problems are fixed.

“I strongly urge the chancellor to use the autumn Budget to pause the roll-out, reduce the first payment wait time to a maximum of four weeks, move to a twice-monthly payment system and reverse cuts to work allowances.

“These measures would help ease financial pressures and stop pushing more families into poverty.”


Theresa May faces revolt over Universal Credit as MPs prepare to vote on reducing wait times

Theresa May is facing a second revolt over the roll-out of one of the Government’s key welfare reforms after ordering her MPs to abstain on an earlier vote.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that more than a dozen Conservative MPs are intending to back a cross-party motion this week demanding that ministers reduce the waiting period for Universal Credit payments.

The Democratic Unionist Party, whose MPs are propping up Mrs May’s Government, is also believed to be considering supporting the motion.

The vote is likely to cause embarrassment to the Prime Minister in a week when she is attempting to reassert authority over her party after losing two Cabinet ministers in the space of a week.

Written by Andrew Coates

November 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

66 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Reblogged this on michaelsnaith.


    November 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

  2. Universal Credit is pushing thousands of people into poverty

    The austerity obsession of this Tory Government is driving more people, particularly children, into poverty. While the Tories like to imply that work is the answer to all ills, the main issue facing people is growing inequality.

    Zero hours contracts, under-employment and low pay mean that it is actually workers that make up a high proportion of food bank users and 60 per cent of children living in poverty, do so despite having a working parent.


    For a country supposed to be going it alone the signs arn’t good.Instead we’re hearing a stuck record message.

    A UK Government spokesman said: “The best way to help people improve their lives is through work, and Universal Credit claimants are moving into work faster and staying in work longer than the old system.


    Simply turning up the heat at the jobcentre doesn’t improve prospects or lives.


    November 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    • Full-time, well-paid work helps people out of poverty not part-time or zero-hour minimum wage work, especially when the workers involved incur costs insofar as travel are concerned. How long the government can keep chanting these mantras when the truth show the opposite of everything the government persistently keeps claiming is anybody’s guess. The more people on Universal Credit the more obvious this will become.


      November 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    • I have a health condition which means I can’t be insured for some work related activities. I am 60 Yrs Old. Been told too say nothing about my health. I have both on MY cv and on my UJM cv. I won’t get prosecuted for submitting a false instrument to gain advantage. If as. The ”people” people suggesting it could be tried for attempted conspiracy

      The Law Pages

      November 13, 2017 at 9:54 am

      • The Law Pages

        I am 56 and have intermittent sciatica, which pops up a couple of times a year. When it occurs I am laid low for at least two weeks. I need a stick to get about. The pain is excruciating. The last time it happened, for at least four days in a row I needed help getting out of bed. I also suffer from vertigo. If I go more than ten feet up a ladder, I become disorientated and panic. I have a few other ‘minor’ conditions / problems. All in all, I am fit for work. And am happy to work, too. I have no wish to draw ESA. I’d feel a fraud, and rightly so.

        My point is, I have been told by my work coach not to mention any of my ailments when applying for work. If I do mention it, I am told I will be making myself ‘unavailable’ for work and I will be sanctioned!!!

        jj joop

        November 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

  3. A DWP spokesman or spokesperson said – it is never a DWP spokeswoman said = Equality. But the point is if there is no name it has no meaning, not fit for purpose, not worth the paper it is written & shredded on.

    The answer of more people in work does not say that most will be on UC even the UC Work Coaches are on UC. Since ATOS are running the UC IT your work medical health care is also run by ATOS like 98% of the Tories IT.

    Boris Johnson, Michael Gove & Damien 666 Green will be gone by the end of the week. Theresa May gone by Christmas. So the only one to pick up the pieces is IDS he knows how to run the DWP’s denial factory.

    Scrap UC, Scrap WCA, Scrap tick box systems known as the Merlin System where everything has to fit into a system that has been created. You can not think outside of the tick box system because it has been designed that why.

    IDS for PM is the only way the Tories can keep a DWP murder cover up & that is how low & despirate the Tories are from being charged by the United Nations for Human Rights Breaches of the disabled’s Human Rights.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    November 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    • Ahhh JJ Joop I feel for you. I have sciatica to and 3 years younger than u. I’m really lucky that the school I work in has risk assessed me and made a few adjustments to help me. You can’t even be in pain in peace in Tory Britain today!


      November 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      • CBD cannabis oil is supposed to be very good for easing sciatic pain!


        November 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  4. The Right To Live is a Human Right for all not just disabled. But the Right To Live in suicide is Human Rights Breach. Many more people will commit suicide on UC because they have no choice having 3 low paid jobs backed up by UC sanctions for not working 30 hours a day. A system that is impossible to maintain so sanctions is the result. So get a 4th job & still be on UC with sanctions. The only winners are the Tories in corporate tax dodging which is not against the law but sanctions are with rules that are impossible to keep up with, so sanctions poverty & death are the DWP’s answer.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    November 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm

  5. At least the DWP should be handing out hot water bottles. Special DWP hot water bottles with holes in.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    November 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm

  6. Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.


    November 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    • ANY RELATION TO MILLY TANT ho used to post hear


      November 13, 2017 at 11:10 am

      • Sorry read here NOT HEAR (-:


        November 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

  7. Tweeted @melissacade68


    November 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    • AH Thanks


      November 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

  8. As if it wasn’t before…

    this is getting really serious now. By which i mean struggle in a way that even the last 7 years has failed to meet – and that, darkly, is saying something.

    I’m likely going to claim this soon as I don’t fancy my chances at the WCA.

    this will affect millions and the tories don’t care.

    this can’t go on, it’s an apocalypse in the making

    ghost whistler

    November 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm

  9. Reblogged this on Bath Against Cuts.

    Zarria Phillips

    November 13, 2017 at 8:43 am

  10. Brexit will lead to a ‘jobs meltdown’ you all know what this means.


    November 13, 2017 at 9:21 am

  11. Work to build temporary homes in Caversham begins despite neighbour complaints

    The project aims to get Reading families out of bed and breakfasts – cost

    Ship containers, but covererd in wood! modular units they call them.

    Many more to arrive



    November 13, 2017 at 9:34 am

  12. I have a health condition which means I can’t be insured for some work related activities. I am 60 Yrs Old. Been told too say nothing about my health. I have both on MY cv and on my UJM cv. I won’t get prosecuted for submitting a false instrument to gain advantage. If as. The ”people” people suggesting it could be tried for attempted conspiracy

    The Law Pages

    November 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

  13. How one city Preston, Lancs is beating Tory austerity with ‘radicalism on a shoestring’



    November 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

  14. Cloak & dagger, lies & fraud for job cv’s & jcp cv’s as advised by the JCP & DWP. Don’t mentioned your health condition or you will be sanctioned. So you turn up for a job interview in a wheelchair because of a medical condition I am not aloud to mention. Who is defrauding who !!! You can’t hide all medical conditions with fraud & lies. I would report the JCP for a Disability Hate Crime & Fraud. The JCP are making me do a criminal act or I will be sanctioned. Because fraud is a criminal act & involves the police. Except I will be arrested for making a fraudulent claim or sanctioned. Not when you make a audio recording of the JCP advice or have it in writing.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    November 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    • The condition effects the job.someone with specific/global learning difficulties arrives for work and over a short period of time it becomes clear that its not going to plan or problems begin to arise and the person appears thick or has problems with paperwork and other areas because of their disability.Instead of adjustments being put in place and support offered mocking remarks and other behaviour begins.Over a fairly short period the person becomes outcast and eventually sacked or driven out.

      By not mentioning a condition you are undermining your rights in the workplace.A disability in these circumstances classed as some an inconvienience becomes a crisis.Those with additional mental health problems can find it takes a toll for some considerable time.

      Don’t mentioned your health condition or you will be sanctioned.

      Where is any of that in law/regulations?


      November 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  15. Council tenants on Universal Credit owe £350,000 in unpaid rent

    Flintshire Council revealed the figures and said recovery of the arrears from people on the new benefit was a ‘concern’

    “In Flintshire, the council is experiencing, first hand, a significant number of challenges and issues with the implementation of Universal Credit full service.



    November 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    • Given the difficulties local councils have with their funding – cut after cut from central government – this must be creating a major crisis all of its own.

      Andrew Coates

      November 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      • Stinking councils have got millions stashed away while quite happily cutting funds for public services, fucking thieves!


        November 13, 2017 at 7:28 pm

  16. MPs to get vote on new Brexit Bill as Government caves in to Tory rebels

    But, asked if the UK would still leave the EU if Parliament rejected any deal, Mr Davis replies: “Yes.”



    November 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm

  17. Gordon Brown demands Universal Credit pause as he condemns ‘horrific’ child poverty in the West Midlands

    Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will today demand that the Government’s roll-out of Universal Credit be suspended, as he says that child poverty figures in the West Midlands are set to rise from 400,000 to 500,000.



    November 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

  18. Student loans fraud exposed by Panorama.

    What is a degree from a UK university worth?



    November 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm

  19. Another election pretty soon, Russia gets the blame.


    November 14, 2017 at 5:12 am

    • – The threat of Labour.


      November 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

    • So If The ”Election” ”Has Already Been Decided” It May Be MAY or Corbyn. BTW OT Sorted out an issue with a payment date at my bank. Told SATURDAY SUNDAY ETC are not LEGAL working days. Try telling that to DWP who don’t work those days


      November 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    • Corbyn is very unlikely to win unless Labour is 10% to 15% AHEAD of the Tories in the polls. It looks more likely that the Tories will need more than the DUP to keep them afloat after the next general election though.


      November 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      • A Coalition with UKIP (maybe) or even the Ulster Unionists too ?


        November 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

      • UKIP has no MPs currently and probably will probably have disappeared altogether by 2022.


        November 15, 2017 at 12:41 pm

  20. Council tax debt: Concern over use of bailiffs.

    Bailiffs were called in to collect debts by councils in England and Wales on more than two million occasions last year, a charity has discovered.

    They were also used on 810,000 occasions for unpaid parking fines, 86,000 times for unpaid business rates, and on 50,000 occasions to recover overpaid housing benefit, the report found.



    November 14, 2017 at 5:30 am

  21. Ministers Accused MPs Of Scaremongering Five Times After They Raised Universal Credit Fears

    DWP secretary David Gauke said people will not wait long periods for payments.

    Gauke, along with junior ministers Damian Hinds and Caroline Dinenage, dismissed claims people would have to wait weeks before being paid and said advances were available to those in desperate need



    November 14, 2017 at 9:08 am

  22. Over 50s twice as likely to struggle to find a new job if they’re made redundant at work

    Almost a third of people aged 50 to 64 are not in work, many recorded as “economically inactive”, which means they are not engaged in the labour market in any way, said the Centre for Ageing Better.

    The charity claimed that employment support was failing older people, with only one in six people over 50 successfully supported into a job after being referred to the Government’s Work Programme – an initiative designed to help people at risk of unemployment find work.

    Nothing regarding discrimination or the employer being the top barrier to employment.



    November 14, 2017 at 9:17 am

    • These are the very people that the Work & Health Scheme will be targeting.


      November 14, 2017 at 9:21 am

  23. Andrew Coates

    November 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    • Will people ever stop attacking the homeless, just because they are not,


      November 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm

  24. Paradise Papers: Rich tax avoiders are ‘vampires’, EU finance chief Pierre Moscovici says

    The European Commission wants to change the law to make more avoidance schemes illegal

    The vampires soon to run.


    November 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm

  25. Andrew Coates

    November 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    • Unless you complain nothing will get done. If the conversation was recorded the DWP cock would have been dismissed. I doubt if a medical doctor’s word would count much in a department of government that has sent thousands of sick and disabled people into early graves by mercilessly harassing them and denying them their entitlements.


      November 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    • Why is the doctor posting anonymously? This looks a bit made up and very dodgy to me.


      November 15, 2017 at 7:34 am

      • ##FAKE NEWS ET-AL ? ##


        November 15, 2017 at 8:56 am

      • @ Philip

        Things is we all know how bad the DWP treats people but if people challenging them start lying and fabricating and faking, it completely devalues the completely justified fight that many have mounted against government driven cruelty and injustice.


        November 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm

  26. OT: Perfect Illustration of the Gig Economy in Action – “Cleaner banned and fined £25 for being ill”

    “Cleaner banned and fined £25 for being ill”


    Polly Mackenzie @pollymackenzie

    I use an app-based cleaning service. This morning my cleaner was ill and couldn’t make it. The company are sending a replacement tomorrow (good) and banning my ill cleaner from working for me again as punishment (horrific).
    9:44 AM – Nov 13, 2017 · Camberwell, London

    Ms Mackenzie herself, from south London, was sent what she described to the BBC as “a grovelling email – as if they’d killed my firstborn”, then found her account had been credited with £5 to compensate for the inconvenience.

    She said that meant Handy had “profited £20 from her illness, about twice as much as they’d make if she turned up”.

    ME: Says it all – So Don’t get Sick…
    NOTE : Handy is US based


    November 14, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  27. Workers rights, we’re headed for none under the Tories.

    Brexit: Labour to force vote on preventing workers’ rights being slashed after EU departure.



    November 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

    • With all the recent scandles and the problems with UC and brexit does anybody else think the dwp will hammer benefit recipents even more to try and reduce figures and rescue the current incumbents


      November 15, 2017 at 11:16 am

    • If all businesses adopt the gig approach, what rights is that exactly that labour are seeking to protect ?

      With an agreement to use foreign labour to plug holes as and when required, a flexible and non financially committal business ethic, what commanding position is it that employees,even unions have exactly ?


      November 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      • I don’t think that people can be compelled, yet, to accept gig contracts. If enough people refuse them business won’t be able to utilise them to strip people of former rights and security. Jobcentres cannot yet make the unemployed work for an employer self-employed on a gig basis, although what the difference between gig and zero-hour contracts are isn’t much as far as I can see.


        November 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      • Tommy

        An employer can amend or offer afresh new terms anytime they like on most employment contracts as they don’t have a mutually agreed expiry date.Now its entirely up to the employer to decide whether to let the original agreement stand in most cases or take an offer to decline a new contract/terms as the expiry date of the original or there about’s. Of course employers wont take this route on mass as what message does it send out if they all started doing this. No, instead there letting peoples contracts elapse through various ways like making positions extinct or redefining them to a new description, redundancies,retirement,sackings,etc and all the while filling the blanks with new employees if required on new terms.

        So employers don’t have to face the gauntlet of offering gig contracts upfront besides only those who are new to such employment and that’s where UC precisely fits in to take up the slack on offer. Already you will lose your benefits if you refuse an offer of any work (its in the CC) and yes that includes this new style of self employment which is actually not really self employment in classification.

        Mostly everyone outside of real self employment has never questioned or attempted to negotiate a PAYE employment contract or even knew they could so wont be at the forefront anyway unless people change their attitudes and understand what any contract represents in legal definition and practice. Even if people could explain their case, the government/employer can just hand that job to a foreign worker or someone willing to take less favorable terms.

        UC is specifically geared to address this in every facet by making life as difficult as possible so as to remove a persons right to choice and fair play. Workers only ever saw the unemployed when listening to the drivel of government, they never considered what if one is in the position i now lay before you prior to unemployment.


        November 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      • In some countries, a contract of employment has to be lodged with the local employment office as well as the companies head office. This can’t be amended or altered without ALL parties agreeing. This includes Days and Times To Be Worked Leave Etc. Why Can’t We Push For That Here Too. It also make sackings near imposible as the local employment authorities would not support sackings


        November 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      • @ doug

        But if an employer wants to change the terms of any contract of employment it’s supposed to be a negotiation, doug. A contract is void unless its terms and conditions are accepted and agreed to voluntarily by all parties bound by it: Any new contract can be refused by an employee if they disagree to it or object to any revision or change. If somebody threatens to sack an employee for refusing to accept going from employee status to self-employed status, while doing the same kind of job for the employer, the employee should refuse, walk out, and claim constructive dismissal on the grounds of being coerced to sign a contract which they found unacceptable.

        Which is what people ought to do en masse if they have any sense.


        November 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      • Tim

        PAYE and self employment have two different classifications that dictates which one is which so its impossible for an employer to convert in the manner you prescribe. The employer would have to make your PAYE position extinct, then build a new post clearly defining how it fits in self employment when it use to be PAYE.

        Naturally your job nolonger exists if they did so they must then offer to transfer at same hourly rate, you to one of their other departments within the business which can be anywhere meaning if they have companies all over the UK. they could say offer a Londoner a job in Scotland and that’s completely permissible although unfair as the employer is not duty bound to cover transfer costs like moving dew to such a relocation.
        Or they could offer you a package to retrain (Cover cost of course) when they let you go with severance.

        Naturally the transfer method requires no new contract or change thereby eventually making the person find work elsewhere as the message is clear for a persons future in this company.


        November 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

  28. Andrew Coates

    November 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

  29. This how claimants are being selected for the Work and Health Programme.

    Selecting claimants for mandatory allocation to the Health and Work Programme.


    jj joop

    November 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    • If past experience is anyhing to go by on these programmes the outcome anyone can predict.

      It was the most expensive umproductive exercise ever known in this area.People were looking at exactly the same as they were elsewhere.It did nothing to overcome barriers to work whatsoever or outcomes.


      November 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

  30. Pity The Government Have Won The Brexit Debate Thus Far. No Chance Of The Eu Getting Involved In The UC Debacle Unless The UN Can Step in

    Let's Have A General Now

    November 15, 2017 at 1:27 pm

  31. Breaking news…Breaking news…Breaking news…

    Government backs down on Universal Credit wait

    Sky News understands the concession will be made in the coming days as Theresa May tries to see off a Tory rebellion.

    The Government is to cut the controversial six-week wait for Universal Credit payments in the comings days in a bid to see off a Conservative rebellion.

    A Government source familiar with the plans told Sky News there would be “some movement [on the wait time] in the early part of next week” after intensive behind-the-scenes discussions with a group of up to two dozen rebel MPs.

    The source said ministers were working on plans to cut the wait to five weeks or less in a significant concession to backbench MPs.

    And Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke is also said to be looking to do more on advance payments for claimants as the roll-out of Universal Credit is expanded from five to 50 job centres a month.

    Universal Credit combines six benefits into one single benefit and is designed to simplify the welfare system and to “make work pay”.

    It was the flagship welfare reform of David Cameron’s coalition government, but has been plagued with delays since its inception and by criticism over its design.

    One flaw is the six-week wait time which has been criticised across the political divide amid concerns it is pushing claimants into arrears on rent and council tax, and forcing some to use food banks.

    A quarter of all claimants are having to wait more than six weeks to receive their payments.

    The system is designed to mirror the way wages are paid, but a new Sky Data poll found more than three in four respondents thought the six-week wait was too long, with only 8% saying it was about right.

    The expected reduction in the wait time will be the second major concession within weeks.

    Last month Mr Gauke announced those calling the Universal Credit helpline would no longer be charged up to 55p a minute.

    The expected reduction in the wait time comes after a sustained campaign by prominent backbenchers Heidi Allen, Sarah Wollaston, Johnny Mercer and Stephen McPartland.

    Three of the rebels had a private meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May last month to outline their concerns.

    Since then Mr Gauke and Damian Hinds, the ministers responsible for the policy, have been in “constant contact” with MPs as they work up a plan to tweak the system, according to one person familiar with the discussions.

    Under the proposed changes, ministers could scrap the seven-day waiting time before a new claim can be lodged and shorten the processing time at the end of a four-week assessment to ensure recipients have to wait for a month rather than six weeks to receive their benefit.

    Mr Gauke may also do more to ensure claimants are offered advance payments in order to tide them over as they wait to be paid.

    Ms Allen has secured a backbench debate in the House of Commons on Universal Credit on Thursday.

    She told Sky News: “We know the Government has listened fully to our concerns, so many of us are hopeful we will hear positive news soon.

    “Ahead of the Budget next week, we will be having a backbench debate on this issue. Perhaps there will be an opportunity for an update there.”

    Mr Mercer said he was “confident” that the wait time would be reduced, while Mr McPartland went further by saying he “believes it will be reduced from six to four weeks”.

    “We’re keen to see that happen,” he said.

    Breaking news…Breaking news…Breaking news…


    Sky Snooze

    November 15, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    • That won’t be enough to sanitise Universal Credit. The conditionality, sanctions, freeze, cap, cuts, single payment to head of household, 63% taper (meaning that someone on UC doing some work but not enough work to get off UC loses near enough two hours of pay for every three worked), demand for photo identification to make a claim (often impossible for older people to drum up) and such like are all still there waiting to hit the sick, disabled, unemployed and poorer self-employed and employed BIG TIME as the roll out continues. Make no mistake folks what we are witnessing here is a catastrophe of social policy dreamed up by idiots, incompetents and lunatics.

      This is only the beginning.

      I am totally gobsmacked that the government is carrying on rolling out this shite and bigging it up as a great success because the mess looks set to ruin the reputations of everybody connected with it as the full horror becomes more and more apparent as more and more citizens suffer because of it.


      November 15, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    • Thanks will post on this.

      That is, trying to find another source than Sky, but if not…..

      Andrew Coates

      November 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      • Sky were first to the wire as acknowledged by the other media outlets. Or do you want to wait until the ‘I’ or the Guardian picks up the story? Even though Ruprick Murdick is a self-confessed knobhead are we to just dismiss something of interest to many readers because it is only on Sky? How churlish is that! Credit where credit is due and all that as Marx so famously said.

        Anna Botox

        November 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm

  32. Universal Credit: Hundreds Of Families Facing Eviction As Letting Agent Warns It Can’t Cope With Arrears
    Tenants told debt risk means ‘extraordinary measures’ needed

    The letter, passed to HuffPost UK, states the company “cannot sustain arrears at the potential levels Universal Credit could create (this affects the vast majority of our tenants)”.



    November 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    • I can recall many years ago when I lived in Downham Market, there was going to be a demonstration in King’s Lynn against the Poll Tax. About 1 week before the demonstration that had already been advertised, the unemployed not already on courses (they had compulsory attendance that day) were ‘invited to attend a group session at the local JOBCLUB from 9:00 that morning until 5:00pm. This was in the days of Maggie though. BTW there’s an horrible thought for you. Did not Rod Stewart once have a song MAGGIE-MAY

      History Repeats MAGGIE MAY ?

      November 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: