Tag Archives: Government Cuts

DWP officials pocket £44 million in performance bonuses despite universal credit debacle

Figures also show DWP ministers spent £35million defending cruel decisions to deny sick and disabled people vital benefits. Civil servants working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been handed over £40 million in performance-related bonuses, despite serious … Continue reading

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Fit-To-Work Benefits Test ‘Unfit For Purpose’

More than 150,000 people have raised serious concerns about fit-for-work tests administered by a private healthcare company on behalf of the Government. Figures obtained exclusively by Sky News show the charity Citizens Advice has been inundated by huge numbers of … Continue reading

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e-petition – Stop Unfair Re-assessments For Disabled People

Petition text reads… Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions “Stop the unfair and cruel re-assessments via ATOS for disabled people currently on Incapacity Benefit. ESA is a flawed benefit, and puts terrible pressure and stress on vulnerable people, putting … Continue reading

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DWP ‘try to ban’ PCS posters about number of callers who threaten suicide because of cuts to disability benefits

Managers in government call centres have been taking down union posters that expose the brutal way workers are told to treat people on benefits. Bosses in the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) said the notices were offensive and an … Continue reading

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SOPA 101: What Is It? Those For and Against Censorship

Someone on Diaspora asked me, “Who is in support of SOPA? Who benefits if it passes?”. Read on… How Would SOPA Work?: Those for Censorship: Which tech companies back SOPA? Microsoft, Apple, and 27 others. “The following list is every … Continue reading

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