For whose benefit?

 

Plans for a universal benefit are sensible but not the way the government is introducing it – in particular by blaming claimants for the failings of the old system

As the Welfare Reform Bill nears royal assent, many charities are mounting last-ditch attempts to amend some of its less well formulated proposals.

They have been doing this for almost a year, but Department for Work and Pensions ministers appear impervious to their efforts. With such a radical policy plan, the government reasons, there are bound to be dissenters. Disability charities will stick up for disabled people. Children’s charities will fight for special treatment for children. That’s their job. Right?

For whose benefit? | Public Finance Opinion

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2 Responses to “For whose benefit?”

  1. Ian (@cactusjack01) Says:

    There is no evidence to suppose that the introduction of UC will actually save any money.

  2. malka Says:

    the trouble is that for over a year now, charities haven’t been representing the people they are supposed to, and have appeased the government and dwp too much. now i’m afraid there is no hope in pulling the laws back to where they should be, and the disabled community and their carers are left stranded………..too little too late by charities, i see them as collaborators, not to be trusted with the lives of the vulnerable.

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