‘Fairness and Simplicity’: Who Benefits from Universal Credit?

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    Following is a discussion on the page titled: ‘Fairness and Simplicity’: Who Benefits from Universal Credit?.
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    robbo203
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    Excellent article.  Having left the UK in late 2004 I can vaguely recall earlier periods of unemployment there, trying to manage on the "dole".  It was tough then  but the bureaucratic rigmarole involved seemed far less taxing and intrusive  by comparison with today.  The present system of Universal Credit  which I gather from the article is currently being rolled out in the UK seems be almost designed to inflict the maximum mental torture on claimants to force them into wage slavery regardless of ther circumstances

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    alanjjohnstone
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    Perhaps this article or an edited version can be distributed at these events April 18th will be the national day of action calling for Universal Credit to be scrapped.  London meet for 11am outside the visitor’s entrance to House of Commons https://dpac.uk.net/2018/03/national-day-of-action-to-stopandscrap-universal-credit-march-1st/ SheffieldAnyone is welcome to come and speak at the demo, just inbox the DPAC Sheffield page or email DPACsheffield@gmail.comSo far we have: Labour sheffield, Women’s lives matter campaign Yorkshire, Sheffield Green party, Momentum Sheffield disability officer, and DPAC.BirminghamMeet New Street, Time to be confirmedBrightonInformation table 10.30am Meet ate the Clock TowerManchesterSt.Peters Square, 13.00-15.00 joining together with Greater Manchester Law Centre and Acorn Tenants Union to say no to evictionsNorwich12.30-14.00Meet City Hall steps from 12.15 pmDPAC Ceredigion will be having a demo outside the job centre, Cardigan.

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    robbo203
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    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Perhaps this article or an edited version can be distributed at these events April 18th will be the national day of action calling for Universal Credit to be scrapped.  London meet for 11am outside the visitor’s entrance to House of Commons https://dpac.uk.net/2018/03/national-day-of-action-to-stopandscrap-universal-credit-march-1st/ SheffieldAnyone is welcome to come and speak at the demo, just inbox the DPAC Sheffield page or email DPACsheffield@gmail.comSo far we have: Labour sheffield, Women’s lives matter campaign Yorkshire, Sheffield Green party, Momentum Sheffield disability officer, and DPAC.BirminghamMeet New Street, Time to be confirmedBrightonInformation table 10.30am Meet ate the Clock TowerManchesterSt.Peters Square, 13.00-15.00 joining together with Greater Manchester Law Centre and Acorn Tenants Union to say no to evictionsNorwich12.30-14.00Meet City Hall steps from 12.15 pmDPAC Ceredigion will be having a demo outside the job centre, Cardigan.

     Good suggestion Alan.   Mayve the Pub Comm can do something wth it…

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    alanjjohnstone
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    Ministers will face a backlash against reform to the benefits system when millions of claimants moving on to universal credit realise their income will be cut, the government’s most senior welfare adviser, Paul Gray, chairman of the independent social security advisory committee, said.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/07/universal-credit-backlash-millions-lose-out

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