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Cameron showing his ture colours again he wants to cut the the amount paid to people in the WRAG group so they only get 50p more than JSA. They claim its only a proposal not government policy what they really mean its not yet government policy. Time to show Cameron the door with the rest of there evil ink.
Government plan effective abolition of work-related ESA

Here it is ironsky

Category: Latest news
Created: Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:56
The BBC has obtained documents showing that ministers are considering reducing payment for new claimants in the work-related activity group (WRAG) of employment and support allowance (ESA) to just 50p above the level of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA).

The coalition is currently struggling with the fact that the number of people in receipt of ESA has risen for every one of the last four quarters. The rise has been caused by a massive backlog in assessments, meaning that claimants who get placed on ESA are very unlikely to have their eligibility regularly checked. The risk for the government is that the rising cost of ESA may cause the next administration to go over the benefits cap.

Removing the work-related activity component for new claimants would effectively turn ESA, other than the support group, into JSA with slightly less harsh job seeking conditions.

This would not only cut the benefits bill, it would also give claimants less incentive to appeal if they were turned down for ESA and were not expecting to get into the support group.

From there it would be a short step to abolishing the WRAG altogether, leaving ESA as a benefit only for people not expected to return to paid employment again in the future. This would massively cut the cost of assessing claimants for ESA and end the problem of assessment backlogs.

The DWP have denied cutting WRAG payments is official government policy, but that does not mean that it is not being seriously considered and that it will not become official Conservative party policy either before or after the next general election.


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General Discussion / Re: Halloween
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:19:01 PM »
Will you be going to watch it then Pete, seeing as you are starring in it  ::)

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General Discussion / Re: Halloween
« on: October 30, 2014, 08:08:47 PM »
Is that a self portrait of Pete on his Avitar? if so he won't be online tomorrow he'll be too busy out and about in the evening! :)) :)) :))


It is E.D. I last saw Pete at the Grousefest on the Bank Holiday weekend - he hasn't changed one bit in the photo.
You are right, he will be really busy tomorrow night  >: >;

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General Discussion / Re: Halloween
« on: October 30, 2014, 07:36:53 PM »
Yuk I would hate that E.D. I never liked being in town on Christmas Eve, even the 6.00pm bus when I finished work had more boozed up passengers than sober ones.
I don't envy you one bit.

Shit !! Pete's on - I'd better make a run for it =================================================  :))

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General Discussion / Re: Halloween
« on: October 30, 2014, 07:08:47 PM »
Oh what a relief,..............for a moment I thought.................Oh my, please don't do that again. :)) :))

 :))  :))  :))

You never know if you are good you may get to drive Santa's express one year  ;)

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Politics / Re: Community Sentencing by the Nasty Party
« on: October 30, 2014, 07:06:41 PM »
It's not that long since they were bleating about not having enough to cover expenses - they don't know what unpaid labour is!

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@ ironsky I have also read that. Wouldn't surprise me if they stamped it and put it through.

@ slacker I'm no expert on disabilities, but I'll bet I know and understand an awful lot more the Cameroon does - Pillock!!

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General Discussion / Re: Halloween
« on: October 30, 2014, 06:58:44 PM »
WHAT :o No Santa OR Tooth Fairy :o OMG! :)) :))

Oh dear so sorry engine driver please don't  :'(.
I was only kidding there is a Santa, Tooth Fairy - and Witches and Goulies  ================= runs off before Pete realises all this ====================  :-*

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OC .yes it was along with places like Postmans Lane Temple Normanton,Unthank  in Cordwell Valley and Newbold Back Lane to name just a few.

Corrr you knew more than we did then  :))

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No I wouldn't post any names on an open forum either ironsky, but my ex FIL had his own business there

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If you grew up there ironsky you would probably know my ex hubbies family.
Not sure if you know of this but Grassmoor also had a cinema, my grandfather used to 'tip up' his wages ans grandma gave him his spending money for enough fags for the week and a trip to the cinema.  I think it may have been called the Palais ( Palay was how my mum pronounced it it think? )

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Old Chesterfield / Re: Who Remembers Bodens Chip Shop?
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:39:35 PM »
Did the staff wear black and white uniforms?

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Old Chesterfield / Re: Who Remembers Bodens Chip Shop?
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:03:04 PM »
I am so annoyed with myself as I can remember Bodens and the photo is very familiar to me, but I can't remember going inside!!  >:(

Growing old is so annoying !!

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At one time the police used to go round the streets gathering the kids up and taking them home. Not sure if they still do this.
Having said this there are always decent people in every place aren't there.

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General Discussion / Re: Halloween
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:52:55 PM »
You've pretty much got that the wrong way round.

Bonfire night celebrates Guy Fawkes being caught before he could blow up Parliament. Nice how you slipped the word terrorist in though...

To bring a child up believing in ghosts and ghouls, which do not exist, is a bit like folks passing on their religion - the single biggest cause of war, misery and death on the planet. IMHO

Neither does the Tooth Fairy or Father Christmas   ;)  :'(

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