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Carers UK Forum • Georges' letter in paper - carers are ignored
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Georges' letter in paper - carers are ignored

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:52 pm
by rosemary
Carers are ignored

IAIN Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, will force the unemployed to "work" for their benefits.

A minimum of 30 hours’ manual work per week will be required or they will lose their jobseekers allowance. They call this a new initiative.

Could I remind the minister that we now have in place a benefit that is conditional on the claimant working a minimum of 35 hours per week and if not they receive no benefit at all.

What is this benefit?

It is the carers’ allowance set at £53 per week. This is the lowest benefit payable (lower than jobseekers allowance).

Could I also remind the minister that his own Centre for Social Justice, in its report, Broken Britain, more than two years ago, said the carers’ allowance was far too low at £50 per week and should be doubled, yet it and carers have been ignored by the minister in his benefit reform.
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go on george you tell

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:33 pm
by david c
go on george you tell them

Nice one George but I

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:44 pm
by Nilla
Nice one George but I doubt they will take notice Image

Good one George.

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:46 pm
by no1mum
Good one George.

Well said George, and good

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:20 pm
by krys
Well said George, and good for you to keep trying Image

Well said George. I have

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:54 pm
by Jimbo
Well said George. I have copied this to my MP, he will be one of the guest speakers at a Local Carers UK meeting on Friday. He usually answers emails, sent to him, quite promptly.

I will let you know what he says (when he replys).

Nice one George

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:48 pm
by Myrtle
Nice one George Image

the edited version was in

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:57 pm
by g.herschel
the edited version was in the Mirror this morning ...dont you think carers uk , or any carer group should be doing this for us .. surely they have some clout ....


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CUK been in many papers

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:00 pm
by rosemary
CUK been in many papers today George plus most local BBC stations. On BBC Newcastle this morning, as was mentioned on another thread, was a rep there from a support group for male carers. He was talking about CUK too.

must start buying up market

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:32 pm
by g.herschel
must start buying up market news- papers.....