Iain Duncan Smith Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Dear Secretary of State, We are deeply concerned by your decision to award the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) contract to private contractor Maximus, rather than bring the work back … Continue reading →
This week the Conservatives announced in their manifesto they would introduce a new ‘community’ workfare scheme, specifically targeted at young people. This is odd because chancellor George Osbourne had already launched just such a workfare scheme last year – and neither David Cameron, Osbourne, nor the media appear to remember it. What does this workfare re […]
Just a small fraction of some of todays tweets, pictures and videos from today’s National Day of Action vs Maximarse Thanks to everyone who took part, on the streets in 30 towns and cities, on twitter and in solidarity with us in far away Toronto See more here from Kate Belgrave, a storify by Paul… Continue Reading Don’t relax Maximus, we’ll be back……. #Scra […]
Last Night’s Benefits Crackdown by Channel Four’s Dispatches was essential viewing. It came as this report (signaled by Unemployed in Tyne and Wear) was published. 100,000 Children Affected By Benefit Sanctions In 2013/14 A new report from a coalition of major UK Churches has revealed that around 100,000 children were affected by benefit sanctions in 2013/14 […]
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Today, March 2nd 2015, has been the day of action against Maximus Inc, led by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). At this time, it is worth noting that recent copyright reforms means creators and artists are more free to parody … Continue reading →