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Local Papers, and *some* nationals , do their Job in Reporting Universal Credit Train crash.

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Talk to the Media!

It is very noticeable that the press, including local papers, has been doing its job in reporting on the Train Crash that is Universal Credit.

Obviously I exclude right-wing comics…..

I just cite a few examples this weekend:

Daisy Wyatt

The ‘I’ – a paper lots of us read.

Low-income families set to lose £200 a month in Universal Credit changeover.

Millions of families are set to lose £200 a month under the new Universal Credit system, it is understood. Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey confirmed the figures privately to colleagues as ministers are said to be increasingly concerned about the rollout of the new universal credit system, The Times reported. Ms McVey told cabinet colleagues that half of lone parents and around two thirds of working age couples with children would lose the equivalent of £2,400 a year, according to the newspaper. Labour MP Jess Phillips has since said the monthly figure lost by low-income families was closer to £300 in her constituency in Birmingham Yardley.

Banbury Guardian.

New service to help struggling Universal Credit claimants

A new service to better help people having difficulty claiming Universal Credit in north Oxfordshire and south Northamptonshire will be launched next year by Citizens Advice. Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire has been given a Government grant to build on its benefits support service from April, 2019.

DWP: Universal Credit claimants get help from Citizens Advice as Teesside rollout continues

Teesside Live.

The Citizens Advice Bureau has been drafted in to help those applying for Universal Credit navigate their claim.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will fund Citizens Advice to provide ‘Universal Support’ from April next year, which hopes to help those on benefits through every step of the process.

The DWP says it will offer people the “comprehensive and practical support they need to get their first payment on time and be ready to manage it when it arrives”.

The Mirror:

Universal Credit’s next stage ‘could spark a huge increase’ in people being forced to rely on food banks

The Trussell Trust have warned issues with benefits are the main reason for referrals to receive emergency food supplies.

I could continue…

Why not keep up the pressure by contacting the press?

Local media obviously feel, and the genuineness of their concern is clear, that this is a top story.

Give ’em a ring, a text or an E-mail…

Written by Andrew Coates

October 7, 2018 at 9:55 am

BBC Documentary Asks For Our Opinions on Benefits.

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Ipswich Unemployed Action  has been asked (really,…not made up, promise..)by the producers of this documentary to post this.


2013 is bringing big changes to the benefits system.

Many people will be receiving less than they currently get.

Is this an unfair attack on people in need?
Or has living on benefits become too comfortable?
Where do you stand?

A brand new BBC documentary is exploring the issue of Benefits and  we want to hear from you!

Whatever your opinion, if you are interested in finding out more,

Call/text Alex on 07581 503 695 or
Stef on 07581 503 615
or email: benefits@silverriver.tv

All information will be treated as confidential and there is no commitment at this stage.

Channel Four to Screen Hate Attack on Unemployed.

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How Johnny Void sees it.

Channel Four “Tricks of the Dole Cheats”,

Reporter Morland Sanders investigates Jobcentre Plus, the organisation tasked with getting Britain back to work and cracking down on dole cheats. With the help of jobseekers, undercover filming and a former insider, the programme reveals the shirkers’ tricks that make it easy to cheat the system.

And for the next trick Channel Four has a go at all those dodgey crips and spazs…

Me old Grannie would say, Channel Four is bleeding filth.

Written by Andrew Coates

August 12, 2012 at 10:08 am