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Listing of coaches to the Save Our NHS rally at Conservative Party Conference | Blog | False Economy

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‘Claimant Commitment’ sanction threat falls on jobseekers; blundering DWP staff get away with murder

August 31, 2013 Leave a comment

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Following on from Skwawkbox’s recent Claimant Commitment article, here’s a press release from the DWP, setting out how it proposes to persecute jobseekers, in particular. Let’s go through it together.

“Jobseekers will have to account more clearly for their efforts to find work and will be given a weekly timetable of tasks to complete, as part of the Claimant Commitment which rolls out nationwide from this autumn.”

If this is a more stringent obligation on jobseekers, where is the commitment for DWP officers and employees? What are their responsibilities? What sanctions do they face when they fail to meet those responsibilities? And what recompense will be offered to jobseekers when these failures happen (as they do on a daily basis at the moment)?

“From October, around 100 jobcentres a month will begin using the Claimant Commitment with new jobseekers, until it is in place across the country.

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What is disability? And why is it a political question?

August 30, 2013 Leave a comment
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Tenant slashes wrist in housing office after being driven to despair by bedroom tax

August 30, 2013 Leave a comment
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These disability deniers have no incentive to do the right thing

August 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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Those of you who read the comments on this blog will be familiar with Nick. He’s a gentleman who has been ill for a very long time. The effects of his illness are readily apparent just by looking at him – he describes himself as having the appearance of an inmate in a Japanese POW camp during World War Two.

The Department of Work and Pensions still wanted to tell him he was able to seek work; they only stopped trying to cut his benefits because his MP intervened.

This is how he describes the attitude of the Coalition government: “David Cameron … is not to be trusted as he has a way of killing people in a very barbaric way, the way of silence, in the privacy of one’s home, to have a letter dropped on them to place that person in a deliberate panic, knowing and hoping it…

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Wealth, Grandiose Delusions and Narcissistic Behaviour | Think Left

August 30, 2013 Leave a comment
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Wallsend man says firm didn’t give ‘Atos’ about his disability

August 29, 2013 Leave a comment
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