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Universal credit journal update - YouTube

You’ll be contacted via your online journal or a call from your Jobcentre.

This appeared a couple of days ago in the Mirror,

One million Universal Credit claimants told to act now as DWP starts benefit crackdown

Citizens Advice is warning claimants to check their online journals weekly and answer Jobcentre calls to ensure their payments are not terminated.

The Department for Work and Pensions is cracking down on benefit fraud in a move that will see over a million new claims over the past year investigated.

The government body said it has lost £8.4billion in the past 12 months – a figure it estimates is largely down to fraudulent claims and errors in a year when more than six million people joined Universal Credit.

Over that period, identity checks were processed online, for instance, rather than face-to-face and some information was taken on trust, such as the cost of rent.

The overall level of fraud and error across the benefits system increased by almost two-thirds, from 2.4% last year to 3.9%, the highest ever reported rate.

The fraud rate on the main benefit, Universal Credit, was up by more than 50%, it said.

We’ve teamed up with charity Citizens Advice to explain everything you need to know on the DWP’s Trust and Protect scheme, and the steps you should take to ensure you don’t lose out on benefits you’re entitled to.

What is the Trust and Protect scheme?

In the early stages of the pandemic last year, the DWP introduced new measures to make sure people could apply for benefits quickly, without the need to visit a Jobcentre.

This meant that some of the requirements relating to proof of identity, housing costs and household circumstances were eased.

Citizen’s Advice:

Citizens Advice – DWP’s ‘Trust and Protect’ scheme: Your need-to-knows

People who applied for Universal Credit as Covid hit could be subject to a benefits check by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The DWP is now looking at all claims made in the early stages of the pandemic  and asking people for this evidence to support their application. People who claimed New Style JSA and New Style ESA last spring may also be contacted.

How will the DWP contact me?

You’ll be contacted via your online journal or a call from your Jobcentre. This may show up as a withheld number. Make sure your contact details are up to date and try to check your online journal at least once a week for new notifications.

If you’re struggling to manage your online claim for any reason – including lack of access to a computer – you should be able to change to a non-digital claim. Citizens Advice can support you with this.

What happens if I can’t provide the right evidence?

If you can’t provide the right evidence, or you cannot be contacted by officials seeking to verify your claim, your payments could be stopped or changed. 

Universal Credit

This campaign relates to policy or practice in England and Wales.

We’ve helped over 300,000 people with Universal Credit issues since the beginning of the pandemic. Our clients’ evidence helps us play a key role in influencing the Government to ensure the welfare system works for all those needing support.

#KeepTheLifeline Campaign

We welcomed the Government’s decision at the start of pandemic to increase Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits by £20 a week. This uplift has provided a lifeline for millions of families across the UK, during extraordinarily tough times.

The uplift is in place until September 2021. We’re calling for it to be made permanent to provide financial security for millions of people and help support the country’s longer term economic recovery.

Written by Andrew Coates

May 24, 2021 at 5:28 pm

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  1. Universal Credit is clearly unfit for purpose and creates more societal problems than what it solves. Millions of Pounds of Rent arrears, thousands made homeless, thousands pushed into poverty and to the foodbanks, thousands dead through suicides. Those responsible belong in jail; IDS, Lord Freud, David Cameron, George Osborne, and whoever else had a hand in it. Scrap Universal Credit now!

    trev

    May 24, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    • I have mentioned this before but every Sunday there is a queue of people outside the Seventh Day Adventist Church just by here, Fr Food parcels and a nice snack of chips and sausage (takeaway style, I was shown it by one of the people this week, it looked tasty). That has only been there over the last two years (began just around lockdown).

      It is not only for homeless people in the sense of those living in the street but those in great difficulty housed in temporary accommodation.

      Food for the homeless (packed lunch).

      Available for collection every Sunday 12pm – 1pm.

      https://sec.adventist.uk/covid-19/covid-19-support/sec-community-hubs/

      This does not exist even five years ago.

      I walk past the queue, knowing a couple of the people..

      Andrew Coates

      May 24, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      • Back in about 2010, I did a Work Placement at a Community centre on a poor housing estate in Bradford. The “foodbank” there at that time consisted of a shelf in a cupboard with a couple of tins of soup and beans for those who needed help. Foodbanks on the present scale were unheard of. Now I volunteer at a foodbank that is run over two locations, with a separate warehouse with a Flt, providing literally thousands of meals per year. Referrals to the foodbank increased by over 300% after Universal Credit was introduced in the area. Tory policies are undeniably the cause of such poverty and foodbank usage.
        As for the Community centre on that estate in Bradford it closed down due to funding cuts because of Austerity measures.

        trev

        May 24, 2021 at 7:12 pm

  2. Corvee labour for you.

    bob1234232

    May 24, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    • Psychotherapy for you.

      trev

      May 24, 2021 at 9:43 pm

      • @trev- Good one Trev ! Evil bob1234232, is in great need of professional help.

        Jeff Smith

        May 24, 2021 at 11:28 pm

  3. The DWP are wasting so much tax payers money defending themselves in court with DWP lawyers at £500 an hour. Also the amount of money the DWP waste & is not accountable like the Disability Unit Investments & Policy. DWP fraud by the customer is & always has been very small like 1% or 2% of the DWP budget. Perhaps we could get the people coming off furlough to pay for it & the Tory voters could help pay for it. Have you thought about cutting down on DWP expenses when going to disability confident !!!

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 24, 2021 at 7:09 pm

  4. “””What happens if I can’t provide the right evidence?

    If you can’t provide the right evidence, or you cannot be contacted by officials seeking to verify your claim, your payments could be stopped or changed. “””

    Contradiction In DWP Terms

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 24, 2021 at 7:12 pm

  5. DWP Austerity Year 2021

    Universal Credit Roll Out Finished Year 2021

    Working Hard At The DWP Failure of Universal Credit.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 24, 2021 at 7:15 pm

  6. Universal Credit digital system was meant to stop & prevent benefit fraud in the way Universal Credit was set up. It shows Universal Credit is open to much more fraud than the old paper system which had bar codes & heading paper called receipts. With the utter failure of the DWP to prevent DWP Fraud through Universal Credit it makes Universal Credit Not Fit For Purpose. Universal Credit is the Fraudster.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 24, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    • National Front Disco

      bob1234232

      May 24, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    • Independent Rasta Army

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 24, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      • A Breath E Ate A Fool.

        Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        May 24, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      • @Stepping Razor Sound Plate System – There are zen masters who would meditate for years, and still not come up with something as profound as ‘A Breath E Ate A Fool.’

        Jeff Smith

        May 24, 2021 at 11:31 pm

  7. Don’t the DWP Work Coaches have a website they can’t ask advice about the DWP rather than coming on here asking the customers.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 24, 2021 at 9:35 pm

  8. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/

    wc get told to do what there told or else the problem is the upper management have not got a fkn clue about the law and just do what they like as most sit back and take there bs.

    if anyone wants the truth that is the site to use and it is free and they cant lie 😉 or they will say it costs to much to find the info so ask it in a different way as all the shit comes out the ass holes in the end.

    superted

    May 24, 2021 at 9:43 pm

  9. trev

    May 24, 2021 at 9:50 pm

  10. bob1234232

    May 24, 2021 at 10:08 pm

  11. trev

    May 24, 2021 at 10:13 pm

  12. superted

    May 24, 2021 at 10:18 pm

  13. Reblogged this on Tory Britain! .

    A6er

    May 25, 2021 at 1:54 am

  14. After having applied and presented all of the information and proof of identity required to receive Universal Credit, you are periodically and sometimes randomly reassessed to see if your circumstances have changed by means of a thing called a “review”. (When I was forced to claim UC after redundancy I was also quizzed verbally about my past, like you are when applying for a passport, as part of the process to prove who I was.) So really what we are talking about here is just a “review” triggered early for newer claimants who have not presented the evidence required relevant to a digital claim made during the closer of Jobcentres during the pandemic. Nothing to worry about unless you’ve fibbed or made any mistakes during the application process by accident or design.

    Tim

    May 25, 2021 at 7:51 am

  15. Andrew Coates

    May 25, 2021 at 11:23 am

    • It looks like the whole of Kirklees in West Yorkshire and much of East Lancashire are now in Lockdown, but the Government didn’t tell anyone, not even the Borough and County Councils!

      trev

      May 25, 2021 at 11:40 am

  16. I’ve just had my phone appointment with the Jobcentre, they rang two hours earlier than the booked time. Woman was nice enough and chatty but did ask about my jobsearch, how it is going, but ended up saying just do what you can. Next appointment also by phone in a fortnight’s time.

    trev

    May 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    • @trev

      Sounds exactly like my phone appointments, except mine always calls on time.

      jj joop

      May 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    • @trev- Mine have hardly got time to say hello. They just ask how you are, and tell you when the next phone appointment is. Then before you know it, they’ve rung off. It’s quite a lot like those calls from the double-glazing people. Wait til the furlough scheme ends, there is going to be an absolute tsunami of new claimants on Universal Credit. And they could save themselves all this trouble, by switching over to Universal Basic Income.

      Jeff Smith

      May 25, 2021 at 6:31 pm

      • My area is now in an ill-defined state of cautious lockdown, apparently, due to the high infection rate here and the Indian variant running amok, so I think it will be phone appointments for some time to come.

        trev

        May 25, 2021 at 6:36 pm

  17. I had another call from the pimps earlier, emailed me a link to go on their careers site so I could upload my cv. I didn’t accept their cookies again so won’t be getting their grubby paws 🐾 on my cv they can bllx.

    Cloverleaf

    May 25, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    • that’s because they know he is a walkover and thus do what they like and ring at anytime of the day.

      not that mine picks up the phone on time either so ring the other numbers i have for that floor so get there in the end but thats not the point.

      all they have to do is ring you on time and they cant even manage that and doing this to get under your skin and wind ppl up on purpose.

      now if you start firing of complaints in writing and send them recorded delivery that my work coach was supposed to ring me a 2pm for a phone appointment yet rang me at 12pm on one date and time and yet rang me at 4pm for another appointment for the same time of 2pm.

      can you confirm that my wc can tell the time because this is now becoming a routine failure of my wc and will just ring my number at random times hoping i dont answer the phone.

      i am stating this in writing in case a sanction doubt is raised if i do not answer the phone on time when my wc can be bothered to do it when they feel like it when a time and date has been confirmed to carry this out every fortnight and not adhered to buy the wc.

      also note it is not a requirement of law for the dwp to keep a record of my phone number on the lms so please remove this data as it is not required buy law to claim any benefits.

      any further commutations can be conducted via post.

      superted

      May 25, 2021 at 10:35 pm

  18. 900 years ago, as legend has it, Lady Godiva, an Anglo-saxon noblewoman and wife of Leofric Earl of Mercia, rode naked through the streets of Coventry. Leofric was a tyrant, he oppressed the Church and did not hold the same religious convictions as his wife, nor her fondness for the Midlands and its people.
    He mercilessly demanded from the people of Coventry an oppressive tax called the Heregeld. This tax paid for King Canute’s bodyguard and Leofric made sure that the people of Coventry paid it!
    Lady Godiva pleaded with Leofric to stop this hated tax and he is reputed to have said, “You will have to ride naked through Coventry before I will change my ways”.
    Now the tyrant is a Tory government, determined to cut £20 from Universal Credit. It is time for Therese Coffey to emulate Lady Godiva, and ride naked through the streets of London in protest at this harsh reduction.

    Jeff Smith

    May 25, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    • Good God no! Angela Rayner might be persuaded…

      (p.s. Wasn’t Lady Godiva the mother of Hereward the Wake, or did I dream that?)

      trev

      May 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      • I think you probably dreamed that Trev. Too many episodes of Game of Thrones ?

        Jeff Smith

        May 25, 2021 at 7:13 pm

      • I don’t have Sky I’m afraid, only Freeview, so never seen an episode of Game of Thrones, but from what I hear I haven’t missed much. More of a Time Team man myself.

        trev

        May 25, 2021 at 7:19 pm

  19. He always runs while others walk;
    He acts while other men just talk.
    They call him the winner who takes all;
    And he strikes like Superted
    He knows the meaning of success;
    His needs are more so he gives less.
    He looks at this world and once in all;
    Then he strikes like Superted
    Any woman he wants, he’ll get;
    He will break any heart without regret
    His days of asking are all gone;
    His fight goes on, and on, and on.
    But he thinks that the fight is worth it all;
    So he strikes like Superted…..

    George M

    May 25, 2021 at 11:35 pm

  20. Nobody does it better
    Makes me feel sad for the rest.
    Nobody does it half as good as you.
    Superted, you’re the best.

    Jeff Smith

    May 25, 2021 at 11:54 pm

  21. You have the right not to be an a*sehole on this blog, any time you choose, so why not exercise it?

    Tim

    May 26, 2021 at 6:23 am

  22. They have been banned off every fascist website.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 26, 2021 at 7:59 am

    • A fascist Black Sheep.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 26, 2021 at 8:01 am

  23. It is such a worry it is coming to the end of May when I have to send my draft to the publisher.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 26, 2021 at 8:03 am

    • Oh dear Public Legacies & famous.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 26, 2021 at 8:04 am

  24. Boris is scared of putting people in lockdown just as the hot weather is starting & the football euros. Perhaps it is the summer of partying & getting drunk rather than a lockdown protest.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 26, 2021 at 10:23 am

  25. Cloverleaf

    May 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

  26. superted

    May 26, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    • It’s all coming out now, the negligence, ineptitude, the lack of planning, the failures to act in time. We should have been in lockdown at beginning of March 2020 at least!

      trev

      May 26, 2021 at 5:52 pm

      • Have you ever in your puff seen such a bunch of blighters?

        Even ‘Spode’ Yankee Doodle ‘Bob’ and his Blackshorts cannot beat them.

        Here’s the Blackshorts:

        Andrew Coates

        May 26, 2021 at 6:07 pm

      • The Saviours of Britain, no less.

        trev

        May 26, 2021 at 6:37 pm

      • And so the answer to the pandemic was…increased public spending! Government support, Benefits increase and Workers furlough.

        And the solution to the railways is…put them under State control!

        Corbyn and McDonnell have been proved right.

        trev

        May 26, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      • Tim

        May 29, 2021 at 7:37 pm

  27. All of the Government need to toe the line for Boris Johnson. All together now ‘We Love Matt Hancock’ otherwise you get the sack. If you don’t sing in chorus then you don’t love Boris Johnson & can you all give a big respectful shout to Carrie Symonds otherwise you all get the sack.

    Serious Ali Gate Shones with the light shining out of Boris’s arse.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 26, 2021 at 7:32 pm

  28. Dominic Cummings Shorts are a no no but it is ok with Boris Johnson Shorts. Drink anyone !! Lobbying started at the DWP. Iain Duncan Smith for Tory Prime Minister without an election.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 26, 2021 at 7:57 pm

  29. Nazi bob relaxing at home:

    trev

    May 26, 2021 at 9:09 pm

  30. Hell hath no fury like a scorned SPAD. Not that I believe all of Cumming’s statements. Plus it has been pointed out that he carefully makes no mention of Sunak or Gove. Even so, if half of it is true, it shows what deluded, useless clowns we have in government. And that schoolboy plan on the whiteboard ! Like something from a Jobcentre course on CV writing. This is how they plan for the worst national health emergency in 100 years ?

    Jeff Smith

    May 27, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    • @Jeff Smith: It’s a total disgrace Jeff. But you can bet no-one will be resigning over any of it.

      George M

      May 27, 2021 at 4:27 pm

  31. Didn’t Boris kick out the previous chancellor so he could replace him with his pet poodle Rishi?

    Rob

    May 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm

  32. If Boris was fined for every lie he told he’d be living on the streets in a tent!

    Cloverleaf

    May 27, 2021 at 1:30 pm

  33. The only way to save the Tory Party & Universal Credit is having Iain Duncan Smith as leader & Prime Minister. David Cameron can be DWP Minister.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 27, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    • But many of us don’t want to save the Tories or Universal Credit, I for one want them and it to crash and burn.

      trev

      May 27, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      • Let the Tories believe Iain Duncan Smith can save the Tory Party & Universal Credit. Since Boris has not got a Advisor Boris can only stick with Red Herrings as an advisor. Where’s Michael Gove gone, he really looks like Pen Fold in Danger Mouse.

        Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        May 27, 2021 at 3:39 pm

      • bob1234232 = a cowardly piece of shit

        trev

        May 27, 2021 at 9:11 pm

  34. This is from trev’s beloved BBC – The Oracle of Truth – so there is not doubting the veracity of this. And to be honest this really puts a shudder down my spine and makes it even more unfathomable that anyone can support ‘vaccine passports’ for amongst other things to gain entry to a jobcentre. Like Stalin (and trev) – “One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic – I suppose you can just dismiss a death here or there from this ‘vaccine’ as a statistic, and it is just to bad if it is your life that is lost.

    “Lisa Shaw: Vaccine role in BBC presenter’s death to be probed

    A coroner will consider if the cause of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw’s death might have been complicated by her having had the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

    Her family said the 44-year-old was treated for blood clots days after her first jab. She died on Friday.

    An interim fact-of-death certificate lists the vaccine as one of the possible factors being considered.

    The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said vaccine benefits exceed risks for most people.

    The BBC has seen the interim fact-of-death certificate issued by Newcastle’s senior coroner Karen Dilks.

    It confirms an investigation into Ms Shaw’s death will be held and lists a “complication of AstraZeneca Covid-19 virus vaccination” as a consideration.

    The document does not determine a cause of death – that will not be issued until the investigation has been completed.

    The BBC Radio Newcastle presenter was not known to have any underlying health problems.

    In a statement, Ms Shaw’s family said: “Lisa developed severe headaches a week after receiving her AstraZeneca vaccine and fell seriously ill a few days later.

    “She was treated by the RVI’s [Royal Victoria Infirmary] intensive care team for blood clots and bleeding in her head.

    “Tragically she passed away, surrounded by her family, on Friday afternoon. We are devastated and there is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that can never be filled. We will love and miss her always.

    “It’s been a huge comfort to see how loved she was by everyone whose lives she touched, and we ask for privacy at this time to allow us to grieve as a family.”

    An MHRA spokesperson said: “We are saddened to hear about the death of Lisa Shaw and our thoughts are with her family.

    “As with any serious suspected adverse reaction, reports with a fatal outcome are fully evaluated by the MHRA, including an assessment of post-mortem details if available.

    “Our detailed and rigorous review into reports of blood clots occurring together with thrombocytopenia is ongoing.”

    It said the number of cases remained “extremely low”.

    A distinctive type of blood clot is a known side effect of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

    They are called cerebral venous sinus thromboses (CVSTs) and what makes them unusual is people often have low levels of platelets (the raw materials of clot) in their blood.

    They are considered extremely rare – there have been 332 reported cases and 58 reported deaths – after nearly 35 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK.

    But all of medicine is a balance of risk and benefit; and the number of blood clots has already led to a shift in the vaccination campaign.

    Ideally, adults under the age of 40 should be given an alternative vaccine, such as those developed by Pfizer or Moderna.

    Ms Shaw joined BBC Radio Newcastle in 2016 as a daytime presenter. Her voice was well-known in the north-east of England where she had also had a successful career in commercial radio.

    Following the announcement of her death, there were tributes from listeners and colleagues.

    The BBC described her as a “brilliant presenter” who was “loved by our audiences”.

    It said: “We’ve lost someone special who meant a great deal to a great many people.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-57267169

    fred

    May 27, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    • @ fred

      I don’t see what any of that has got to do with me. Leave me out of it. If you’ve got any common sense get a Covid jab, if not don’t moan if you or anyone else you know gets Covid.

      trev

      May 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    • PS I mentioned this a a previous thread but was immediately shot down as a ‘far-right, EDL-supporting anti-vax, foaming-at-the-mouth, Daily Mail-reading, conspiracy theorist loon’. Admittedly at that time my source of information was ‘industry contacts’ and other sources I am unable to divulge but now it is out there in the public domain. I reckon an apiology is due. And a large serving of humble pie is served up.

      fred

      May 27, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    • Get a covid jab? You cannot be serious, trev! No way, Jose,! am I getting a ‘covid jab’.

      fred

      May 27, 2021 at 5:13 pm

      • @ fred

        Nobody cares whether you get a covid jab or not. It’s in your hands. Your choice. Your logic makes no sense because, based on it, I suppose you also want to get all motorised vehicles of the roads because in 2019 some 1,752 people died in road traffic accidents. Or take every painkiller based on Paracetamol off the shelves of shops and garages because 150 people died after taking it? Look. Covid vaccine has already saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the UK with only a tiny percentage of people having ill, let alone fatal, side effects after receiving it. No causal link has yet been established between such deaths and the vaccine scientifically and even if such a link could be proven vaccination would still, on balance, by a country mile, be by far the most sensible and best course of action to avoid illness and death because without such vaccination many, many times more people would perish from the effects of virus than the vaccination by many orders of magnitude.

        https://fullfact.org/online/1102-vaccine-adr-death/

        Anybody has a right to talk nonsense but you abuse that privilege with you anti-vac nonsense.

        Tim

        May 28, 2021 at 9:28 am

      • I am waiting on the long-term longitudinal studies on this particular ‘vaccine’ to come in. We won’t be be out of stage 3 clinical trials until 2023 at the earliest. The potential for blood-clotting disturbs me too much to risk this vaccine. Blood-clotting won’t necessarily take you out immediately. You could have blood clots formed that you don’t know about waiting to go off. You could literally be a ‘ticking time-bomb’. As for this ‘vaccine’ saving lives. Although still a tragedy isn’t is better to let an 82 year-old die, is well past the average life expectancy, someone who has led a full life, is way past their biblical three score year and ten, and is well into ‘borrowed time’ than have someone’s life cut short at 44, and in other cases even younger. Maybe if I was 82 and older I would think differently but what are the odds of reaching 82 and older? We are ALL going to die at some point, regardless of whether or not we are injected with this ‘vaccine’. I treat my body as a temple. I am careful of what I eat and drink. I am not going to allow myself to be voluntarily injected with a cocktail of ingredients that I do not understand. I will not be frightened into receiving this vaccine. Anyone who has received this ‘vaccine’ ask yourself why? I bet the answer is fear. And where did that fear come from, certainly not from what you can see with your own eyes, but from watching BBC FEAR and their ilk. I don’t know why you say that I am an ‘anti-vaxxer’ – I have had already received many vaccines!

        fred

        May 28, 2021 at 10:35 am

      • ‘No causal link has yet been established between such deaths and the vaccine scientifically’ A fit and healthy 44 year-old with no underlying health conditions who comes down with severe headaches 24 hours after being injected with this ‘vaccine’ and dies shortly afterwards from blood clots is ‘causal link’ enough for me. And should be for you too.

        fred

        May 28, 2021 at 10:45 am

      • @ fred

        You really are a broken toy aren’t you?

        Tim

        May 28, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      • Tim: You couldn’t make him up 😀

        fred

        May 28, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    • I thought you would have more sympathy, trev that this poor woman’s life has been cut short at only 44 because of your damned ‘covid jab’. If she hadn’t taken the damned thing she would still be alive!

      fred

      May 27, 2021 at 5:15 pm

      • It’s very tragic indeed, but far more peoples’ lives have been cut short due to Covid 19. The chances of having a bad reaction to the vaccine are minute overall.

        trev

        May 27, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    • ‘Death might have been complicated’. Why can’t they just say caused by?

      fred

      May 27, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    • It takes one to know one, eh Tim 😉 Imagine being sat on a blog for the UNEMPLOYED and having the temerity to call a fellow poster a pathetic loser 😀 Tim: You couldn’t make it up. I was hoping that you would come back with a more though out and reasoned response but maybe that was asking too much of off a ‘broken toy’? How many people do you think call you a ‘broken toy’, Tim? More than you think 😀 If the definition of a ‘broken toy’ is someone who doesn’t hang onto every word that drops of of Bojo and Hancock’s mouth I am fine with that 🙂 Imagine having total faith in what a Government Department is telling you 😀 Unbelievable 🙂 I wish the DWP was like that 🙂 Do you hang onto every word that drops from Coffee’s mouth? Do you believe everything – anything – that your ‘work coach’ tells you? If that is the case, then more fool you 😀 And what about those who have died from this ‘vaccine’ like Lisa Shaw – are they ‘broken toys’ too. You can’t point out to ONE life this ‘vaccine’ has saved. Go on, Tim, give me the name of ONE person this ‘vaccine’ has saved – no you can’t. But is demonstrably true that people have died from it, and I will name one person – Lisa Shaw. PS I am still not taking that ‘jab’.

      fred

      May 28, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      • @fred: You must be a total idiot to believe any of the nonsense that you post. Get a vaccine man, and get some common-sense !!

        Harold

        May 28, 2021 at 3:43 pm

      • Oh, it gets dafter and dafter. You cannot give the name of anybody the coronavirus vaccination have saved because vaccines, by definition, are prospective treatments which are given BEFORE the person vaccinated has become ill! A vaccine that works STOPS people affected by the virus from becoming seriously ill not cure them AFTER they have contracted it and are seriously ill before they get it. The evidence of vaccine efficacy comes from blind trials during which large vaccinated and unvaccinated groups are compared one with another to determine how few of the vaccinated compared to how many of the unvaccinated contract the virus and how ill they become, and, more generally, by statistical analyses to monitor how illness in the national population declines as the number of people vaccinated increases.

        Now stop being silly, refuse to be vaccinated if you choose to, and take your chance.

        YOUR life is in YOUR own hands.

        Tim

        May 28, 2021 at 5:36 pm

      • It gets crazier and crazier. By definition it is NOT a vaccine. You are not immune to anything. You can still catch and pass on ‘Covid-19’. All this ‘vaccine’ supposedly does is lessen your symptoms if you do happen to catch ‘covid-19’, a bit like a flu relief medicine 🙂 And by the way, Tim, you remind me of that Harry Enfield Character – Tim, Nice But Dim 😀

        fred

        May 28, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      • Yeah, Harold, I’ve heard that ‘the jab’ gives you ‘super-human powers’, ‘makes you invincible’. 😀 Is that why you took it? 😀

        fred

        May 28, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      • @ fred

        Honestly, mate, you seem to be one of these people who talks to himself so much you can’t hear what other people are saying. Where did I say that vaccination made you immune to the virus? What I said is that vaccination makes the EFFECTS of the virus, if you contract it, much less severe – so much so that vaccinated individuals have a very low risk of becoming ill enough to be hospitalised – AND much less likely to pass on the virus to others with whom they have contact. For your own sake and the sake of those around you vaccination is the only way to significantly reduce the ill effects of the Covid pandemic and if you care about yourself and the health and welfare of others you should be vaccinated as and when the jab is offered to you.

        At time of writing in the UK 38,871,200 people have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 24,478,052 the first and second jabs, i.e., 63,349,252 doses of the vaccine have been given to citizens.

        https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/vaccinations

        And the number of deaths after vaccination amongst that number is no more than normal for such a large group of people. There is no noticeable increase as per deaths amongst the vaccinated than would be expected statistically given the size of the population. That’s the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth no matter how much you bleat otherwise. Surely the size of the group of vaccinated men and women in the country must make you see that next to nobody holds your unfounded views? So why keep peddling them?

        You are on the wrong side of history.

        End of.

        Tim

        May 29, 2021 at 7:51 am

      • Tim, you are one of those people so far up your own arse that you can’t see the Sun 😀 What’s this with questioning the state of people’s mental health because they decline to be injected with a cocktail of toxic shyte? Are we now living in Stalinist Russia? Is this the Gulag Archipelago? In any case, I do listen to other people, not just David Icke 😀 , superted for instance who posts FACTS from the Government’s own web sites; medical experts such as Dr Vernon Coleman, Mohammed Razan and Professor Dolores Cahill and many others such as Hugo Talks who question this whole ‘narrative’. What exactly are YOUR qualifications Professor Tim JSA, UC, JCP, Certificate in Employability Skills? 😀

        I note that you have not posted the name of ONE person who has been ‘saved’ by this vaccine, and that is because you can’t; you post nothing but conjecture and hypothesis. For all we know the death rate would have remained the same with or without the ‘vaccine’, but I have already said it is demonstrably true that people have been KILLED by this ‘vaccine’.

        I am listening to you, Tim, and you will be pleased to learn that my position remains unchanged. I will have to be strapped down to a gurney and forcibly injected by an army medic before I take this ‘vaccine’; either that or I am barred from entering the Jobcentre 😀

        We will win this war, Tim and it is YOU Tim who will be on the wrong side of history!

        fred

        May 29, 2021 at 9:14 am

      • @ fred

        Getting vaccinated is the sensible and responsible thing to do. Do your bit for mankind and get the jab. And please stop talking out of your arse.

        trev

        May 29, 2021 at 10:02 am

      • trev, I really do find it utterly callous how you and certain other posters can so casually dismiss the untimely deaths of fellow human beings from this supposed ‘vaccine’ as ‘unfortunate’, ‘a statistical anomaly’ and ‘oh well, life goes on’. Yet if someone claiming a welfare benefit who had been deemed ‘fit to work’ by the DWP had died from a blood clot ,notwithstanding that people die all the time whether they are working or not, and even if there claim was completely unrelated to what they had died from, say they were claiming for ‘depression’ you would be all over it. You would be outraged. Coates would post up an article stating in no uncertain how callous the DWP were. Can’t you see the irony? Can’t you see your own contradictions? Can’t you hear how utterly ridiculous you sound?

        fred

        May 29, 2021 at 2:34 pm

      • Coates would post up an article stating in no uncertain terms how callous the DWP were. Can’t you see the irony? Can’t you see your own contradictions? Can’t you hear how utterly ridiculous you sound?

        fred

        May 29, 2021 at 2:36 pm

  35. 127,000 Covid Deaths in the UK so far. Over 120.000 DWP liability deaths at the DWP since 2010.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 27, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    • DWP liability deaths aka Universal Credit.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 27, 2021 at 5:57 pm

      • You’re just a fear mongering piece of shit.

        bob1234232

        May 27, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      • The word Liar Ability says it all.

        Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        May 27, 2021 at 7:09 pm

  36. Covid passports

    My not be used on buses and trains, Jobcentres, libraries, essential shops or government offices,

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-covid-passport-plan-wont-24199591

    xclausx

    May 27, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    • May!

      xclausx

      May 27, 2021 at 7:31 pm

      • I think that everybody has the right to refuse medical treatment, Doug, but not to put others at risk by doing so without any kind of penalty. (As far as I am aware only severely mentally ill people of diminished responsibility can be medicated against their will.) Nobody can be forced, currently, to accept vaccination but in my view vaccination against Covid should be made a condition of employment for EVERYBODY working with the elderly, in the NHS and everywhere which involves frequent and close social contact, e.g., home helps and similar. Vaccines are never 100% effective and, given the numbers of people involved, it would be inevitable that non-vaccinated persons with asymptomatic Covid coming in contact with vaccinated people in whom the vaccine has not worked would end up infecting them possibly leading to their premature demise. So in my view people resolutely refusing to be vaccinated in order to decrease their risk, in certain contexts, should be prepared to give up their careers and jobs as a result and find alternative employment in other less risky sectors.

        Risking your own health and welfare by refusing vaccination is one thing but being allowed to walk unvaccinated around a hospital or care home, say, like some Typhoid Mary, and put innocent vaccinated and/or unvaccinated people in at risk is another thing altogether and should be outlawed.

        Life involves risk, Doug, and Covid vaccination represents one of the smallest risks imaginable, especially when weighed against the benefits to the individual and wider population generally. In fact contraceptive pills swallowed on a daily basis by countless ladies around the world are much more dangerous to their health, in respect to causing blood clots, than the AstraZeneca vaccination by a country mile. For example: In the UK, blood clots have occurred in people taking the AstraZeneca vaccine at a rate of roughly one in every 250,000, whereas blood clots caused by the pill are estimated to affect one in every 1,000 women each year, i.e., ladies are 250 times more likely to suffer blood clots because they use oral contraception, than individuals having the Covid jab and yet women happily swallow the pill up to the menopause and some time beyond because the small risk attached when taking them is acceptable in order to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

        I’m Kool and the Gang with people risking their lives by doing unwise and deliberately dangerous things, like mountain climbing, bungee jumping, or not being vaccinated against disease, but not where those choices and actions put unknowing others at risk or in danger. My choice was to accept vaccination and I received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine last week without a single side effect and am looking forward to receiving the booster jab in a couple of months or so. In about two weeks, statistically, I will be 70% less likely to suffer illness caused by Covid severe enough to hospitalise me and 90% less likely to die, as well as being 38-49% less likely to pass the virus on to anybody else, which for me is the best reason of all to accept vaccination.

        (My odds will be even better, increasing in leaps and bounds, after I very gratefully have the second jab.)

        That’s my choice based on sensible and scientifically impeccable advice. As a rational and conscientious person for me there was no other choice to make for my sake and the sake of others. Others are free to make other choices for themselves but can’t reasonably expect that personal choices made for whatever reason can necessarily be allowed in any arena where those choices might affect the lives of others in malign, possibly even, fatal ways without restriction.

        Good luck, Doug. I disagree with you profoundly but wish you well with the greatest sincerity.

        Tim

        May 30, 2021 at 10:09 am

      • Those who have not received the ‘covid’ ‘vaccine’ DO NOT put others at risk. This is a manifest LIE Tim, and you and the others who keep on repeating it KNOW it. So why do you keep on repeating it. This ‘vaccine’ do not prevent you catching or spreading ‘covid’; it merely lessens the symptoms if you do happen to catch ‘covid’ much like a flu relief capsule. In any case, if an actual disease was out in the wild, say yellow fever or typhoid being unvaccinated against it would only mean that you could potentially catch it not infect others with it who are vaccinated against it. Do us all a favour and stop posting lies!

        fred

        May 30, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      • Tim, just because you don’t receive any immediate side effects does not mean that you won’t suffer any side-effects further down the line. You could have blood clots formed all over the place moving through your pipe-work until they bunch off or they break off some place and block a coronary artery causing a heart attack and death. Blood clots generally form in the legs, the calf muscle, it is only when they break free and travel into your heart or brain that they cause problems. That is what is meant by a ‘ticking-time bomb’. I have known quite a few unfortunate people who have died relatively young suddenly and unexpectedly from blood clots. You are actually taking a cocktail that is known to cause blood coagulation without even knowing how thick or thin your own blood is. Absolutely no tests carried out whatsoever. How dumb and stupid is that?

        fred

        May 30, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      • And blood clots can also affect your lungs causing pulmonary obstruction as well as other organs. Blood clots are dangerous, dangerous stuff. You really don’t know what you are messing with.

        fred

        May 30, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    • Oh, and blood clots are part of the ‘building blocks’ of coronary heart disease. You could be speeding up the process of arteriosclerosis without even knowing it and shortening your life-span as a consequence.

      fred

      May 30, 2021 at 1:58 pm

  37. @Cloverleaf – If it wasn’t for the vaccination programme, many more people would have died. Yes, some people have had side effects, but the vast majority have had either negligible side effects, or none at all.
    Vaccination saves lives.

    Jeff Smith

    May 28, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    • So what your saying Jeff Smith and effectively Tim is that you’ve got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet.

      Thats all very well but what if you are the one on the receiving end.

      You seem to be on the receiving end of this pushing and shoving people into these cheap labour jobs, for profit but i dont see you acting as gracefully. Millions work, so what if you have to be the one to end up in a cheap labour job, work has and is benefiting millions overall.

      You and Tim are right though, its your choice and as such must accept the consequences and pitfalls of your decision.

      Anybody has a right to talk nonsense but you abuse that privilege with your anti-work nonsense.

      Now stop being silly, refuse to work if you choose to, and take your chance.

      YOUR life is in YOUR own hands.

      You are on the wrong side of history.

      End of.

      Doug

      May 30, 2021 at 5:34 am

  38. Only 1% – 10% of adverse avents have been reported to the yellow card system so the death toll is probably much higher, it’s being covered up by the tory criminals.

    Cloverleaf

    May 28, 2021 at 12:24 pm

  39. Official Notice From The Editor:

    It has come to our attention, that a particularly vindictive fascist troll is posting on this site. The person concerned posts as @bob1234232. The posts themselves are a mixture of vile fascist propaganda, racism, and personal attacks on regular contributors to Ipswich Unemployed Action.
    This is not acceptable behaviour within a responsible online community, that has become one of the leading welfare advice and information resources on the internet.

    The Editor

    May 28, 2021 at 12:28 pm

  40. Talk about the kettle calling the pot black! You couldn’t make it up! Bob, mate, you need to get some help.

    Tim

    May 28, 2021 at 1:26 pm

  41. Sisters flew in dozens of Polish people to make £300,000 bogus benefit claims

    https://metro.co.uk/2021/05/28/sisters-flew-in-polish-people-to-make-300000-bogus-benefit-claims-14665569/

    superted

    May 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    • The DWP made it so easy to commit fraud against the DWP’s Universal Credit during Covid 19 times. Perhaps Universal Credit’s Digital IT System is out of date !!! The Wonderful Digital Universal Credit to stop fraud against the DWP.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 28, 2021 at 3:05 pm

  42. Matt ‘Hanky’ Hancock
    Grant ‘Shitty’ Shapps
    We So There So Pritti Patel Vacant With The Sex Pistols
    Terese ‘UFO – Useless Fat Object’ Coffey
    Justin ‘Disability Friendly’ Tomlinson
    Michael ‘Pen Fold’ Gove

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 28, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    • Iain Doppy Shit
      David ‘Lobbying’ Cameron
      Amber ‘Useless’ Rudd
      I see Dominic Cummings is at that level as well.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 28, 2021 at 3:11 pm

  43. The Big Tory Question For The Past 11 Years

    Q. Can Universal Credit Cope?
    A. Universal Credit Has Never Been Able To Cope.

    Q. Can Universal Credit Update It’s IT System?
    A. No.

    Q. Why Is The Universal Credit IT System Open To Fraud So Does Not Work?
    A. You Paying Me !!!

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 28, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    • And the other one Stepping, why do people keep voting for them ?

      Jeff Smith

      May 28, 2021 at 3:36 pm

  44. It’s not too late to vote YES in the jobcentre safety ballot
    28 May 2021
    Senior DWP officials confirmed in a meeting with PCS negotiators on 27 May, for the first time since the department began a mass return to face to face working in jobcentres, that face-to-face appointments were mandatory as part of a benefits conditionality regime.

    They stated that this is a government instruction and that there is no option but to proceed with the stampede to having appointments booked for every possible minute of the day in the so-called “Green” desk space with scant concern for the safety of those members delivering the service or the claimants.

    Insistence on Face to Face interviews
    Despite the mass of evidence that PCS has provided to the department from members that they have delivered an excellent service to customers remotely throughout the pandemic, clear evidence that in many cases this service has been more effective delivered remotely, and despite the uncontested evidence that 50% of claimants are currently failing to attend face-to-face appointments, the department continue to insist that face to face is best.

    PCS is fundamentally opposed to the department’s reckless insistence that members risk their lives and those of the general public at a time when it is clear the covid pandemic is not over. PCS continues to press for a more cautious and safe return to face to face.

    Please vote yes in the jobcentre safety ballot
    The department and government’s complete intransigence and lack of care for its employees and the general public, means that the importance of the consultative ballot of jobcentre members cannot be overstated. We must have a large turnout in the ballot with as many members as possible confirming that they are prepared to take strike action to defend their safety and persuade the department to keep staff safe.

    How to vote
    Many thanks to the members who have already voted in this ballot. Please encourage your colleagues to vote as well. The closing date to vote is noon on Wednesday (2 June).

    Members who haven’t already voted in the ballot still can. Every member that we have a personal email for who has not voted yet will receive an email today. The email will contain a link that takes you directly to the ballot. In two clicks you can vote. Please check your spam / junk folder if you cannot find the email.

    Some members may have received a hard copy ballot paper. Again it is not too late to vote if you can find your ballot paper. The ballot paper contains instructions to assist you to vote online.

    superted

    May 28, 2021 at 3:50 pm

  45. Increase of face-to-face activity and return to work: Use your one-to-one
    28 May 2021
    Since DWP announced the mass return to face-to-face activity, and for our jobcentre members to return to the office, the GEC has received vast numbers of calls and emails from members concerned about their safety, the safety of their families, and the safety of customers that use our services.

    Not only those returning to work, but members that have been in the office and able to practise social distancing are also fearful of the increased numbers attending the office – the uptake of space and the inability to control the numbers that will call in for advice when they see the doors open.

    We are still in the midst of a coronavirus crisis
    The emergence of new variants show we are not yet safe from the virus and PCS have continued to demand that the employer listens to your concerns. We have seen Wigan jobcentre close for a circuit break due to 17 cases of Covid-19, we have also seen the new variant raging through 8 regions in the UK.

    On hearing your concerns, the response from DWP is that face-to-face interviews are government policy, and that they are adamant government policy will be carried out. They have said there is no option to this, every green desk will be occupied, and diaries filled to capacity with face-to-face appointments. DWP has said that this is non-negotiable, confirming the removal of the previously agreed work coach empowerment negotiated in October as a safety measure following the result of the consultative ballot.

    This hard-line stance displayed by DWP is deeply concerning and members should be under no illusion that if you cannot prove emphatically that being in the office, or travelling to the office, is unsafe and puts you at risk, legitimate concerns or not, you are instructed by your employer to work from the office.

    The one-to-one process
    We have raised with DWP the lack of one-to-ones being offered by team leaders. The one-to-one process is of paramount importance at this time as it is the process via which your concerns are raises and recorded. We have further reported that where one-to-ones have taken place, some line managers are refusing members with disabilities, underlying health conditions, and caring responsibilities to work from home, or to move to a blended approach of home office working.

    DWP has said that the hybrid approach is not an option for Jobcentre workers (separate briefing to follow). Members that have family members with serious health conditions living in their homes also need support from their employer but have found that during this worrying time, that support is seriously lacking.

    DWP again has given a wholly inadequate response to the negotiators regarding the lack of one-to-ones and bad decision making stating that if the union pick up individual examples they should be raised to the director. There are thousands of members falling through the gaps in this system and it is not for PCS to take hundreds of ‘examples’ to director level – personal cases should be few and far between and heard at grievance level. DWP has a duty of care to protect the health and well-being of its staff and should be demanding that protective policies are adhered to and regard is paid to equality legislation, such as the agreed policies used to sign off the public sector equality duty – the BAME risk assessment, and also work coach empowerment which has now been removed rendering the equality impact assessment, in fact, defunct.

    Members who are line managers, if you feel you are under pressure to make decisions you are uncomfortable with – please speak with your union rep or contact the group office. We have had many of our manager members reporting issues, please know you are not alone. The GEC will give you our full support.

    Use your one-to-one to detail your concerns
    Any member that has reason to be concerned about undertaking face-to-face interviews should raise this at the one to one. If you have not had a one-to-one, request one immediately. The one-to-one is your opportunity to put down on paper the reasons you do not feel safe, to give document your underlying conditions and concerns regarding childcare or caring needs – this record will be your evidence to support any action you, with the full support of PCS, might need to take in the future.

    If members are returning to the office, the one-to-one process is a procedural requirement – if you have not had one, again, request one immediately and request that your line manager follows the guidance in the return-to-work pack.

    Whether the one-to-one is requested due to concerns in the office and face-to-face appointments, or due to returning to the office it is a legal requirement for your line manager to exercise a duty of care, they must hold a supportive conversation with you and take steps where necessary to implement:

    Individual stress risk assessment
    BAME risk assessment
    OHS appointment – the OHS referral process is underpinned by informed consent – members must have input into the questions on the OHS referral form. Members should not sign any documentation for referral unless there has been a full discussion on the content – a PAM practitioner cannot discuss anything that is not on the form. For instance, the question should always be asked – ‘in your opinion, might [name] be covered by the provisions of the 2010 Equality Act?’ If not asked, PAM cannot advise.
    DWP has a duty under the 2010 Equality Act to implement reasonable adjustment – this might be:

    Working from home
    Job carving (role reconstruction)
    Moving to a back office.
    Members should also be aware of S44 of the Employment Rights Act which gives you as an individual, the right to be safe at work and remove yourself from serious and imminent danger. This legislation has been promoted in Cabinet Office guidance and can also be found in PCS briefing DWP/MB/064/21.

    Read your correspondence and stay in touch
    If any member requires advice on any of the content of this briefing, or support with any matter of safety, please contact your branch representative. If you are unable to contact your branch, then please email group office via: leeds@pcs.org.uk

    Keep in touch with your union – the GEC will continue to keep you abreast of all developments. When you receive emails and correspondence regarding safety issues, please respond to any questions and surveys, and if your branch holds a safety meeting, please attend, raise your concerns and listen to the advice from your union.

    superted

    May 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    • So in other words, instead of a strike, the PCS is proposing another pointless talking-shop ?
      For goodness sake, strike you deskbound bunch of jessies !!

      Jeff Smith

      May 28, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      • So the PCS are just going to go back to work in the Jobcentres, but are sulking officially about it ?

        George M

        May 28, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    • I’ve got a face-to-face appointment the week after next. It will be fifteen months since I last set foot in the Jobcentre! There is a maximum of only five claimants in the office at one time.

      jj joop

      May 28, 2021 at 6:53 pm

  46. For some unknown reason the following link is nor working for me:

    betterworkingfutures.co.uk

    trev

    May 28, 2021 at 8:53 pm

  47. Katie’s story…
    “I suffer a bit from anxiety, and I’m dyslexic – my Adviser has been really supportive, helping me with my CV, filling in lots of forms and pushing me in the right direction. I’m extremely proud that I came.”

    Trevor’s story…
    “They have really boosted my confidence. My Adviser’s guidance has helped me recognize my long-term goals.”

    https://betterworkingfutures.co.uk/peoples-stories/

    Commitments & Complaints

    Our commitments to you:
    We will create a welcoming, comfortable and positive environment
    We will provide you with regular appointments with an Employment Adviser who will tailor their support to your needs
    We will listen to you and treat you with respect
    We will be helpful, polite and professional at all times
    We will make sure that you have easy access to information about jobs that are suitable for you
    We will help you to write your CV and prepare you for interviews
    We will keep the information that you provide us confidential
    We will provide support to you for the first few months you are in work
    We will give you the opportunity to provide regular feedback on our service
    What we ask of you:
    To be honest and open with us
    To be committed to the programme, fully take part and actively look for employment
    To let us know if your personal circumstances change in any way
    To treat our staff and other participants with respect
    Report to your Adviser if you witness unreasonable behaviour by other participants or staff, at one of our sites
    Attend agreed appointments and training sessions on time, or call in advance to inform your Adviser if you are going to be late or cannot attend.

    To be committed to the programme, fully take part and actively look for employment

    DSC_0596

    What do we do with your personal data?
    The information we gather (including individual contact data) is stored on secure servers in the UK and is only used to contact prospective participants by phone, text or email in response to their expression of interest in the Service.

    We do not use the information we are provided with for any other purpose and we will never sell it to anyone.

    We will normally try to contact individuals a number of times and, if we are unable to do so or if an individual decides they are not interested in the Service, their data will be deleted after 8 weeks.

    If an individual does join the Service additional personal data will be collected in accordance with the privacy policy relevant to the Service.
    Data Sharing and Transfers
    We will never sell your personal data to anyone. We may share your data with third parties who are contracted to deliver the Service for us in your local area. The transfer and use of the data with the third party is governed by contract.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your data is held securely in the UK and will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area.

    https://bwfsouthlondon.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/

    so they need your paw print to make a contract and they will share your data with 3rd party’s like they all do that can then be sold on down the road.

    this is the reason i one my tribunal on 2 counts as 1 i was not allowed to participate because i would not provide a signature that is not required and 2 they was sharing my data with 3rd party company’s and on that count alone i could have also one on that point that i have a choice to who i share my personnel data with.

    DSC_0008

    superted

    May 28, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    • Changes to Terms and Conditions and Invalidity
      These terms and conditions may be changed by us at any time. You will be deemed to accept the terms and conditions (as amended) when you next use the Website following any amendment. If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

      superted

      May 28, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    • None of their links work on my phone

      https://betterworkingfutures.co.uk/peoples-stories/

      “page cannot be found”

      I was just checking out what it’s all about, who is involved, what it consists of, etc. because Reed dropped off a load of their posters and flyers about “Better Working Futures” at the foodbank, which I thought is a damned cheek and takes the fucking piss considering that people get their Benefits Sanctioned for not attending or completing such courses that are designed to bully vulnerable people into applying /accepting shit jobs, insecure low-paid zero-hours shite. So basically Reed can fuck off if they think I’m going to help distributing their propaganda.

      trev

      May 28, 2021 at 10:19 pm

      • like i keep telling you trev all you have to do is say you are willing to participate but will not be signing anything as buy law and dwp rules and regulations you dont have to. and they know this! and why they will ask you to leave, because they wont get paid!

        the easy way is my way if a wc try’s to sanction you like they did with me just send the tribunal ruling above as part of your mr in writing and it will go no further and why i done it in the first place!

        so do you want 2 years worth of hell and sanction doubts or nip it in the bud from day one because all you are to them is a profit unit to be farmed out for profit.

        superted

        May 28, 2021 at 10:38 pm

      • Absolutely correct Trev. It’s all about pushing and shoving people into these cheap labour jobs, for profit.
        What a cheek to turn up at at a foodbank, when people are distressed and vulnerable.
        Even so, Working Links went bust down my way in 2019, despite a huge government contract for this back to work stuff.

        Jeff Smith

        May 29, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      • @trev- Bin them Trev.

        George M

        May 29, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      • Trev, just do what Working Links and the Jobcentre tell you. We are in the middle of a National Employment Emergency afterall. Now is not the time to question. We must all pull together. The time for retrospection and public inquiries into Working Links fiscal irregularities will come later.

        fred

        May 29, 2021 at 2:25 pm

      • @ Fred

        You’re getting confused Fred, the antics of third party employability Providers contracted to the DWP is not in any way connected to the Covid pandemic, which is a very real National Emergency to be taken seriously and which does call for trust in leadership as the following article by the British Medical Journal points out:

        “Trust in leadership is needed for transformative, collective action in times of uncertainty, such as during a pandemic. For leaders to instil trust in their followers, they must take appropriate action via preparation and planning; seeking out information and intelligence; leading adaptation; and ensuring a coordinated response. However, to sustain trust, leadership requires taking ongoing responsibility and accountability, and remaining closely connected to those on whom their decisions impact. Developing and maintaining leader trust in circumstances such as a pandemic is a dynamic process, changing over time from pre-existing trust, to trust based on actions, to trust in the strength of the authentic relationship. As COVID-19 continues to play out over the globe, it is becoming clear that trust ultimately also requires leaders to offer hope, a credible vision of our lives for the future and guidance on how it can be achieved.”

        https://bmjleader.bmj.com/content/early/2020/09/29/leader-2020-000271

        trev

        May 29, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      • its 4 hrs long and says it all about big pharma company’s and pushing drugs ppl dont need all for there profit and shareholders. just look at tv adds in the usa every other add is for some wonder drug to make you live longer ect ect ect all for profit

        free links here.
        https://pw.unblockit.onl/tv/1376826-watch-the-crime-of-the-century

        in realty making real cures for anything is not a good business model same as making light bulbs last for 100 years.

        https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/the-great-lightbulb-conspiracy

        tho i do have one of these from 2012 and it is still working.

        i think it cost £59.99 tho!

        superted

        May 29, 2021 at 6:07 pm

      • No, I am not confused, trev, You appear to be confused but I am certainly not confused. Let me make myself perfectly clear. We are in the middle of an Employment Pandemic. When furlough ends a tsunami of unemployment is about to hit us. That is why in times of crisis it it imperative that we have strong leadership to lead us through to the sunny uplands of tomorrow. Luckily we have that strong leadership at the helm of the DWP in the formidable shape of the Therese Coffee. But strong leadership on its own is not enough, trev. That is why In order for us to pull through it is imperative that you stick to your side of the bargain. Question nothing, act on all and any instructions from the DWP and third-party providers without question.
        Together we can get through this.

        fred

        May 29, 2021 at 7:19 pm

  48. superted

    May 29, 2021 at 2:34 pm

  49. Cloverleaf

    May 29, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    • “The Indian variant has travelled over 4500 miles to get to the UK yet it hasn’t affected any of the countries in between?”

      Yes, you see we have these things called AEROPLANES that are able to traverse vast distances through the air. Large numbers of people boarded these AEROPLANES in India and brought the virus to Britain.

      “Indian told uk Gov and bbc to take lies down about Indian variant as it doesnt exist.”

      They are not denying the variant exists, they just don’t want it referred to as the “Indian variant”. The article underneath clearly says: ‘WHO has not associated the term “Indian Variant” with the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus in any of it’s reports.’

      bob

      May 30, 2021 at 12:03 am

      • superted

        May 30, 2021 at 12:18 am

      • It has no connection to India yet it is spreading like wild fire through northern towns with Asian populations, predominantly Pakistani, but they can’t specifically call it ‘The Pakistani variant’, perhaps call it the Blackburn variant or the Batley variant! Though apparently there is also another version called the ‘Yorkshire variant’. My area has the highest infection rate in the country and the Council are desperately trying to convince people (in predominantly Asian neighbourhoods) to get vaccinated asap. That is the common denominator between Bolton, Blackburn and Kirklees. The authorities are advising people not to travel out of Kirklees but ridiculously are not enforcing it.

        trev

        May 30, 2021 at 9:50 am

      • Trev

        I thought B.1.617 was first detected in Maharashtra, India in 2020 and its off spins, B.1.617.1, B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3 again all were first detected in India.
        According to data, countries outside India, US, UK, etc didnt start experiencing it till February 2021.

        Perhaps you can expand on what your saying as it appears to conflict with the data openly available to all.
        If you have irrefutable evidence to the contrary, great but if you dont then to coin a phrase, “”What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”.

        Doug

        May 30, 2021 at 10:18 am

  50. Government accused of introducing ID cards ‘by stealth’ as ministers sign renewable vaccine passport contract

    MPs have accused the Government of introducing ID cards “by stealth” after ministers signed a vaccine passport contract that may last several years, i can reveal.

    https://inews.co.uk/news/government-id-cards-stealth-vaccine-passports-contract-1023897

    superted

    May 29, 2021 at 3:40 pm

  51. @ Fred

    Whatever.

    trev

    May 29, 2021 at 7:32 pm

  52. superted

    May 29, 2021 at 8:42 pm

  53. Boris Johnson marries fiancee in secret ceremony – reports

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57296472

    and yet this did not happen and not reported on msm because that is not there agenda lmfao!

    superted

    May 29, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    • invasion of Westfield

      superted

      May 29, 2021 at 11:27 pm

      • Are they protesting against the proposed Crime Bill? If so good for them! But if they’re protesting against pandemic restrictions get the water cannon on the fuckers.

        trev

        May 30, 2021 at 9:37 am

  54. superted

    May 30, 2021 at 12:01 pm

  55. @ Doug

    I don’t know Doug, I’m not one for checking facts & figures, I was giving my opinion based upon what is happening in my area, and replying to what bob said.

    trev

    May 30, 2021 at 2:22 pm


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