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McVey begs think tank for ideas to rescue Universal Credit and ‘bars’ BBC from speech — Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer

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Work and Pensions Secretary lies through her teeth at a speech to Reform think tank whilst begging for their ideas. In a shock twist, a BBC Journalist was barred from attending. He has called out the DWP for their substandard roll-out of Universal Credit before and now McVey has gone full Trump. Yesterday Esther McVey made…

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DWP tell me ‘I’m not entitled to a break from Universal Credit’ when son has surgery — Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer

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The Department for Work and Pensions have this week told me that despite my six-month-old son having major surgery in October, I must still search and be available for work. The Department for Work and Pensions – DWP have this week told me that despite my youngest son having major surgery on his…

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Journalist who ‘left Labour due to antisemitism’ only joined party in 2016 to vote against Corbyn — Evolve Politics

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The journalist who penned an emotional and widely publicised article explaining that she was leaving the Labour Party with a “very heavy heart” because she could not ‘tolerate antisemitism‘ anymore, only actually joined the party in 2016 with the sole intention of voting against Jeremy Corbyn. Telegraph columnist Jane Merrick claimed in her article [paywall]…

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Universal Credit blamed as over 1million people are fined for mistakenly claiming free prescriptions

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Universal Credit rollout bungle blamed as over 1million people are fined for mistakenly claiming free prescriptions. Labour has slammed the Government and claim they have been “penalising ill people” by failing to inform them of entitlement. The bungled Universal Credit rollout has been blamed for more than a million people being fined for mistakenly claiming free prescriptions.

Labour accused Government of “penalising ill people” by failing to inform them of entitlement after moving to the all-in-one benefit. Helen Goodman blasted the Department for Work and Pens­ions and called on Employment Minister Alok Sharma for refunds.

Fines can be as high as £100 per prescription. The MP said: “This is the minister’s fault.“They should not penalise ill people because of their shambolic rollout of Universal Credit.”

Not all claimants qualify for free prescriptions and eligibility can change based on how much they earned in a given assessment period. But there is no automatic system to…

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