Yet another ... Guardian again ... some more potential mines mapped out for those falling into particular categories : https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/jobless-poleaxed-universal-credit-workers-low-income-financial-penalties Universal credit has poleaxed the jobless. Now for low...
Letter copied across from the Guardian web site which , again , sums up the chilling effect of UC , when repacing the zoo of current benefits : There are more fundamental problems with Universal Credit than the 6-week initial wait for payment. There's the fact that it has been used as a vehicle to r...
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Said fault already reported under that separate thread.
Interesting Susie ... large BHF store closed 'ere in Worksop earlier this year ... just could not sell anything above £ 20. Charity shops ? Around 20 when I arrived just under 7 years ago , now 4 ... all in side streets off what's now left in the high street. 3 pawnbroker type stores ... all now not...
The economic and social problem blighting places such as Horden continue ... this one really takes the biscuit ? http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/anger-as-cowardly-arsonists-torch-shop-which-raises-thousands-for-hartlepool-hospice-1-8811022 Anger as ‘cowardly’ arsonists torch shop which raises t...
Many carers / carees considered to be in the " 1 In 4 " ... close to / at / below the Official Poverty Line ... would smile a little at this one , for some , even cheer ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41732865 BrightHouse rent-to-own firm pays £14.8m in redress. On my manor , at least one adver...
Thanks to the BBC , LK has been updated ... don't want him to be inaccurate , do we ? Age ? Not a problem. As young as 5 , as old as 103 , we take them all ! Never know who might drop in and have a butchers ? Odds on recent amendment being amended again in the future ? Very long but ... this is Care...
A little snippett spotted in today's Guardian ... another ticking timebomb for many ? From next April, help with mortgage interest through means-tested benefits (including UC) will be via a loan. This will plunge claimants even further into debt as they take interest-bearing loans to pay the interes...
Much the same ... 2 human guinea pig London boroughs report in ... today's Guardian : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/23/universal-credit-sending-rent-arrears-and-food-bank-use-soaring-councils-say Universal credit behind rising rent arrears and food bank use, 'guinea pig' councils say....