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£500m bill for appeal battles over benefits - Carers UK Forum

£500m bill for appeal battles over benefits

All about money
A RECORD number of appeals to tribunals ruling on people’s right to benefits has cost taxpayers almost £500million since the ­Coalition came to power.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/400721 ... r-benefits
It's never been about saving money. It's about scapegoating. There's been a big shift in negative public opinion towards all benefit claimants. Well done Cameron and cronies, job done, you should be ashamed Image
Well if it was ever about just saving money, they would be cutting the need for people "of the right calibre" to run these appeal tribunals for £192 a day.

That's right. Each and every panel costs - just for the three people sitting there - £576, plus expenses (including overnight hotel costs if travelling).
Well, it won't be long before that "saving " will be addressed...
Change to disability benefits appeals process could leave people penniless
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants
Change to disability benefits appeals process could leave people penniless
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/ ... -legal-aid

Welcome to Britain under a Coalition...
Coalition or not is irrelevant, I'm afraid.

It's just typical of the politicians we're stuck with these days.