Category Archives: Welfare Reform

Parliament must change Universal Debit


The way in which Parliament operates seem strange to many people and when new MPs or Peers first arrive many of them still struggle to understand its rules weeks and sometimes even months after they have arrived. It is perhaps … Continue reading

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Please focus on your responsibilities


The challenge of negotiating the UK’s departure from the EU in a manner that leaves both the UK and EU able to continue to do business with one another on good terms is clearly not proving easy for David Davis. … Continue reading

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Huw, please sort out the UC helpline


The cost to all of us, everytime someone gets on the phone to raise a concern or request information from a public sector body is huge. This relates to all agencies, irrespective of the name on the door of the … Continue reading

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A Government unfit for purpose


Its easy to criticise Governments based on all sorts of criteria, running a nation is not easy. However today’s publication by the National Audit Office on the issue of Homelessness reveals holes in the fabric of the Government that are … Continue reading

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Today is the first day of …..


The idea that each day begins the rest of our lives is always easier to say than to apply to our behaviour. If that is the case on a personal level, imagine how hard it must be on a national … Continue reading

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Lies and the Liars


Over the last 3 General Elections we have seen Conservative Governments elected on manifestos which they have consistently failed to fulfill for different reasons and based on at least one national hustings in the last few weeks, promises made by … Continue reading

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A manifesto for Foodbanks


Now that all of the manifestos have been published perhaps it is time to focus on some of the challenges of daily life, as well as the superficial promises or aspirations that each contender for Government has included in their … Continue reading

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