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LEGAL CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL TAX

LAWS STATING THAT NO DEDUCTIONS FROM ANY BENEFIT MAY TAKE PLACE

MORE WELFARE REFORM

BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – MORE WELFARE REFORM

More Reforms – haven’t Cameron and Smith done enough – its fine for Cameron to tip a waiter £50 and Smith to eat £39 Breakfasts at the Tax Payers Expense .They really are taking the p**s now. If rich pensioners keep benefits Nick Clegg has threatened to block further reforms to the welfare system if the Conservatives continue to refuse to take away universal benefits for Britain’s wealthiest pensioners. The Deputy Prime Minister said he “will only proceed with further welfare reform” if there is a “debate” in Government about rich pensioners losing benefits like the winter fuel allowance and free TV licences.

Mr Duncan Smith is understood to have wanted to introduce a “temperature test” meaning the £300-a-year benefit would only go to elderly Britons living abroad in colder countries .If they can afford to live abroad they shouldn’t be getting Benefits.   http://brokenbritishpolitics.simplesite.com

Esther McVey being interviewed on CH 4

SHE IS AS BIGGER LIAR AS THE REST OF THE TORIES

CAMERON HYPERCRITICAL

BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – CAMERON HYPERCRITICAL

David Cameron is a multi-millionaire his parents were multi- millionaires his wife’s parents are multi- millionaires .But he still claimed Disability Living Allowance for his son every month .Sadly his son died but if he were still alive would that Benefit have been affected by the Cuts .What does Fascist Smith think of the situation .Would he condemn his superior for his greed similar to the condemnation he has shown members of the Public for less .Cameron you are immoral ,greedy and certainly no role model for anyone never mind being the Leader of a Leading Political Party in this Country .You are surrounded by corruption ‘birds of a feather flock together’ http://brokenbritishpolitics.simplesite.com

SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS HAVE CAUSED THIS SITUATION - BUT THEIR STILL ON THE GRAVY TRAIN

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GRAYLING LYING THROUGH HIS TEETH

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Discretionary Payments

    BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – DISCRETIONARY HOUSING PAYMENTS         DWP spokesman said: "We are giving councils £150 million this year so that they can help their vulnerable residents and we are monitoring this spending closely to ensure support goes to those who need it. The spare room subsidy changes will bring fairness back to the system - when in England alone there are nearly two million households on the social housing waiting list and over a quarter of a million tenants are living in overcrowded homes." Discretionary Housing Payments are nothing new and been on the go for years .Any Applicant can only claim for a limited time .The money allocated to a claimant is only there to pay shortfalls in either your Rent or Bedroom Tax and not as Smith tries to imply – for extras that have been taken away through the draconian Welfare Reforms .                                                                                 

BEDROOM TAX PROTESTS IN LONDON APRIL 2013

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Universal Credit: Warning over online benefit claims

universal credit claim form People will apply for the new Universal Credit benefit using an online claim form

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More than three quarters of benefit claimants in Scotland would struggle to apply for payments online, according to a new report.

The UK government is moving to a system which will eventually see most people claim benefits using the internet.

A Citizens Advice Scotland survey suggested 76% of those currently receiving benefits would find this difficult.

The government has said it will work to identify those who need extra help.

In the biggest shake-up of the welfare system for years, Universal Credit is replacing a number of existing working-age benefits.

Millions of existing claimants will be transferred on to the new system over a period of about four years, with the expectation that most people will apply for benefits and manage them online.

Online application

Citizens Advice Scotland surveyed 1,200 people who came to them with a benefits inquiry, asking them about their ability to use the internet.

Just 24% said they would be able to apply for a benefit on their own with no problem. A total of 39% said they could not apply online at all.

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These people already face a disadvantage, which is now being compounded by the UK government's drive to move access to benefits and job search facilities online”

Sarah Beattie-Smith Citizens Advice Scotland

Almost three quarters of those questioned said they would struggle to apply for a job online, with 28% saying they could complete an online application on their own.

More than a third of respondents had never used the internet before.

Citizen's Advice said the results of the survey highlighted the need for extra support to be put in place. It warned no-one should lose their benefits because they are unable to use the internet.

Spokeswoman Sarah Beattie-Smith said: "The internet can have a hugely positive impact on the lives of those who are able to use it. It can improve peoples' access to benefits, jobs, leisure and consumer opportunities. So in principle we support moves to help get people online and encourage them to open up their lives.

"However, we are aware that many Scots are unable to use the internet - either because of lack of access, lack of training and skills, or having a disability.

"These people already face a disadvantage, which is now being compounded by the UK government's drive to move access to benefits and job search facilities online."

Advice services

The UK government has said it hopes 80% of benefits applications will be completed online by 2017.

Ms Beattie-Smith added: "We call on the government to recognise the reality that huge numbers of people are not prepared for this change, and need support.

"Above all, nobody should lose their benefit income because they are unable to use the internet."

The Department of Work and Pensions has said it is already working with local authorities and others to determine who will need extra help.

A spokeswoman added: "Nearly 80% of working age benefit claimants already use the internet - 48% of those say they log on every day - many to search for jobs online.

"We've always recognised that some people will need extra support to access the internet and so in preparing for Universal Credit, we are working with local authorities and local services to determine who will need this extra help - be it money advice services, face to face support or help to get online - and how best to deliver it."

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