Grass Up Your Neighbours Say The DWP With Another Boring Benefit Fraud Campaign

dwp-benefit-fraudWith the amount of money lost to fraud and error in the benefit system reaching record highs under this Government, the DWP has issued a call for people to grass up their nieghbours if they suspect them of low level benefit fraud, or even going on holiday.

The latest boringly predictable campaign is not aimed at high level organised fraud, such as people setting up fake identities to claim benefits.  Neither is it aimed at landlords picking up Housing Benefit cheques long after tenants have departed, or exploitative employers paying cash to cut down on their National Insurance bill – or even dodge the minimum wage.  It is not just a fraction of a parcentage of claimants who benefit from working cash in hand, but often the latte slurping middle classes who are quite happy to look the other way if it gets them a cheap builder.

Instead this campaign is aimed at struggling single parents who might have a partner staying a few times or week, or sick or disabled people whose condition has improved slightly.  Or even people on benefits taking a short break away from home.  According to the department a range of “television and radio adverts, posters, letters and Facebook ads ” have been produced warning claimants they face jail for failing to report a change in cirumstances.   This new campaign is not about saving money, it is about ensuring claimants lead a life of misery and fear.

At the heart of the new campaign is the Benefit Fraud Hotline.  This is the telephone line that people can ring anonymously to stich up their neighbours, ex-partners or anyone else they may have taken a dislike to.  Barely any prosecutions result from these calls and the vast majority are simply malicious.  There are no consequences for those making false allegations.  And there  should be.  Anyone who rings this hotline for any reason other than to grass up a Tory councillor  is a filthy fucking scab who should be shunned by their communities.

The rules on benefit fraud are breath-takingly complex.  There is no clear information on when you should declare yourself fit for work and end a claim for sickness or disability benefits.  A single parent who has a partner staying a few nights a week may or may not be breaking the law, and might only find out themselves when they are threatened with prosecution for having a shag.  If someone on the dole is offered fifty quid to clear someone’s garden they are  expected to immediately report that to the Jobcentre – throwing their claim into chaos and ensuring they will barely see a penny for their work.  Yet these people, scraping by to survive, are now seen as the worst kind of criminals and splashed across the front pages.

Of course when the well off commit benefit fraud there is no such outrage.  HMRC recently sent out letters to 30,000 high earning parents warning them they need to contact them to ensure they aren’t receiving too much child benefit.  They were supposed to have done this nearly two years ago.  A couple with two children will have scammed around £3000 that they are not entitled so far.  But no-one seems to really care.

The difference in language is staggering.  Reported in thisismoney.co.uk a Treasury spokesperson said: ‘These letters are simply designed to help taxpayers get their returns right by raising awareness of the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC), and to remind customers who file under self assessment of the importance of including HICBC on their return.” 

Compare this to the comments made by the DWP about people  who are poor falsely claiming benefits: “At the Department for Work and Pensions we’re determined not to let benefit cheats get away with it. The majority of claimants are honest, so why should everyone else pay the price? We’re using all the resources available to track down cheats and make them face the consequences. … People who are caught deliberately withholding information needed for their benefit claim are benefit cheats.  They could face a range of consequences for their actions. For example:  …   serving a prison sentence”

There really are one set of laws for the poor, and very different laws for the rich.

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204 responses to “Grass Up Your Neighbours Say The DWP With Another Boring Benefit Fraud Campaign

  1. With most people working they get a top up from the state. Still on a benefit tho.

    £££ millions in admin costs.

  2. I would like to shop IDS to the DWP.

  3. What next you can maybe only get benefit if you are on a certain type of medicine prescribed by the DWP & ATOS. !!! the brainwashing pill.

  4. They pay the informant. Which then raises more questions.

  5. It’s the old, old story. Create a diversion. Seek out a scapegoat. Put the blame on to someone else (us). Typical IDS. Typical nasty party.

    The sooner we get rid of this shower of bastards, the better.

  6. Joe Smith on the dole, his friend puts £20 his way for a Saturday mornings gardening.
    He doesnt declare it; net result;£15 theft off the state for pretending to do no work.
    George Smith draws his salary. Net result ;£200,000 package theft off the state for pretending to do some work..

  7. Yes Leaders Promoting & creating Disability Hate Crimes !!!

  8. “Marvelous statement from the department of halfwits, the DWP”;

    “At the Department for Work and Pensions we’re determined not to let benefit cheats get away with it. The majority of claimants are honest, so why should everyone else pay the price?

    …………………………if the majority of claimants are honest, why were all the disabled community subject to work tests carried out by unqualified charlatans, ATOS?

    furthermore, please use the following list of your victims to explain to THE COURTS OF HUMAN RIGHT’S, how you sought to silence your critics by murdering them, using legislation as a murder weapon;

    UK Welfare Reform Deaths ~ Updated List ~ October 21st 2014

    Black Triangle – 21st October 2014

    Updated tragic list of welfare-related deaths of UK’s sick and/or disabled people. This is the tip on the iceberg:

    They shall be remembered forevermore.

    Avenge the dead. Resuscitate the living. We must fight on for freedom from Westminster’s murderous policies and support the struggle of all Britain’s sick and/or disabled people simultaneously. Saor Alba.

    Terry McGarvey, 48. Dangerously ill from polycytheamia, Terry asked for an ambulance to be called during his Work Capability Assessment. He knew that he wasn’t well enough to attend his WCA but feared that his benefits would be stopped if he did not. He died the following day.

    Elaine Lowe, 53. Suffering from COPD and fearful of losing her benefits. In desperation, Elaine chose to commit suicide.

    Mark Wood, 44. Found fit for work by Atos, against his Doctors advice and assertions that he had complex mental health problems. Starved to death after benefits stopped, weighing only 5st 8lb when he died.

    Paul Reekie, 48, the Leith based Poet and Author. Suffered from severe depression. Committed suicide after DWP stopped his benefits due to an Atos ‘fit for work’ decision.

    Leanne Chambers, 30. Suffered depression for many years which took a turn for the worst when she was called in for a WCA. Leanne committed suicide soon after.

    Karen Sherlock, 44. Multiple health issues. Found fit for work by Atos and denied benefits. Fought a long battle to get placed into the support group of ESA. Karen died the following month of a heart attack.

    Carl Payne, 42. Fears of losing his lifeline benefits due to welfare reform led this Father of two to take his own life.

    Tim Salter, 53. Blind and suffering from Agoraphobia. Tim hanged himself after Atos found him fit for work and stopped his benefits.

    Edward Jacques, 47 years old and suffering from HIV and Hepatitis C. Edward had a history of severe depression and self-harm. He took a fatal overdose after Atos found him fit for work and stopped his benefits.

    Linda Wootton, 49 years old. A double heart and lung transplant patient. Died just nine days after the government found her fit for work, their refusal letter arriving as she lay desperately ill in her hospital bed.

    Steven Cawthra, 55. His benefits stopped by the DWP and with rising debts, he saw suicide as the only way out of a desperate situation

    Elenore Tatton, 39 years old. Died just weeks after the government found her fit for work.

    John Walker, 57, saddled with debt because of the bedroom tax, John took his own life.

    Brian McArdle, 57 years old. Suffered a fatal heart attack the day after his disability benefits were stopped.

    Stephen Hill, 53. Died of a heart attack one month after being found fit for work, even though he was waiting for major heart surgery.

    Jacqueline Harris, 53. A former Nurse who could hardly walk was found fit for work by Atos and her benefits withdrawn. in desperation, she took her own life.

    David Barr, 28. Suffering from severe mental difficulties. Threw himself from a bridge after being found fit for work by Atos and failing his appeal.

    David Groves, 56. Died of a heart attack the night before taking his work capability assessment. His widow claimed that it was the stress that killed him.

    Nicholas Peter Barker, 51. Shot himself after being told his benefits were being stopped. He was unable to work after a brain haemorrhage left him paralysed down one side.

    Mark and Helen Mullins, 48 and 59 years old. Forced to live on £57.50 a week and make 12 mile trips each week to get free vegetables to make soup. Mark and Helen both committed suicide.

    Richard Sanderson, 44. Unable to find a job and with his housing benefit cut forcing him to move, but with nowhere to go. Richard committed suicide.

    Martin Rust, 36 years old. A schizophrenic man who killed himself two months after the government found him fit to work.

    Craig Monk, 43. A vulnerable gentleman and a partial amputee who slipped so far into poverty that he hanged himself.

    Colin Traynor, 29, and suffering from epilepsy was stripped of his benefits. He appealed. Five weeks after his death his family found he had won his appeal.

    Elaine Christian, 57 years old. Worried about her work capability assessment, she was subsequently found at Holderness drain, drowned and with ten self inflicted wrist wounds.

    Christelle and Kayjah Pardoe, 32 years and 5 month old. Pregnant, her benefits stopped, Christelle, clutching her baby son jumped from a third floor balcony.

    Mark Scott, 46. His DLA and housing benefit stopped and sinking into deep depression, Mark died six weeks later.

    Cecilia Burns, 51. Found fit for work while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She died just a few weeks after she won her appeal against the Atos decision.

    Chris Cann, 57 years old. Found dead in his home just months after being told he had to undergo a medical assessment to prove he could not work.

    Peter Hodgson, 49. Called to JCP to see if he was suitable for volunteer work. Peter had suffered a stroke, a brain haemorrhage and had a fused leg. His appointment letter arrived a few days after he took his own life.

    Paul Willcoxsin, 33 years old. Suffered with mental health problems and worried about government cuts. Paul committed suicide by hanging himself.

    Stephanie Bottrill, 53. After paying £80 a month for bedroom tax, Stephanie could not afford heating in the winter, and lived on tinned custard. In desperation, she chose to walk in front of a lorry.

    Larry Newman suffered from a degenerative lung condition, his weight dropping from 10 to 7 stone. Atos awarded him zero points, he died just three months after submitting his appeal.

    Paul Turner, 52 years old. After suffering a heart attack, he was ordered to find a job in February. In April Paul died from ischaemic heart disease.

    Christopher Charles Harkness, 39. After finding out that the funding for his care home was being withdrawn, this man who suffered with mental health issues, took his own life.

    Sandra Louise Moon, 57. Suffering from a degenerative back condition, depression and increasingly worried about losing her incapacity benefit. Sandra committed suicide by taking an overdose.

    Lee Robinson, 39 years old. Took his own life after his housing benefit and council tax were taken away from him.

    David Coupe, 57. A Cancer sufferer found fit for work by Atos in 2012. David lost his sight, then his hearing, then his mobility, and then his life.

    Michael McNicholas, 34. Severely depressed and a recovering alcoholic. Michael committed suicide after being called in for a Work Capability Assessment by Atos.

    Victor Cuff, 59 and suffering from severe depression. Victor hanged himself after the DWP stopped his benefits.

    Charles Barden, 74. Charles committed suicide by hanging due to fears that the Bedroom Tax would leave him destitute and unable to cope.

    Ian Caress, 43. Suffered multiple health issues and deteriorating eyesight. Ian was found fit for work by Atos, he died ten months later having lost so much weight that his family said that he resembled a concentration camp victim.

    Iain Hodge, 30. Suffered from the life threatening illness, Hughes Syndrome. Found fit for work by Atos and benefits stopped, Iain took his own life.

    Wayne Grew, 37. Severely depressed due to government cuts and the fear of losing his job, Wayne committed suicide by hanging.

    Kevin Bennett, 40. Kevin a sufferer of schizophrenia and mental illness became so depressed after his JSA was stopped that he became a virtual recluse. Kevin was found dead in his flat several months later.

    David Elwyn Hughs Harries, 48. A disabled man who could no longer cope after his parents died, could find no help from the government via benefits. David took an overdose as a way out of his solitude.

    Denis Jones, 58. A disabled man crushed by the pressures of government cuts, in particular the Bedroom Tax, and unable to survive by himself. Denis was found dead in his flat.

    Shaun Pilkington, 58. Unable to cope any more, Shaun shot himself dead after receiving a letter from the DWP informing him that his ESA was being stopped.

    Paul ?, 51. Died in a freezing cold flat after his ESA was stopped. Paul appealed the decision and won on the day that he lost his battle to live.

    Chris MaGuire, 61. Deeply depressed and incapable of work, Chris was summonsed by Atos for a Work Capability Assessment and deemed fit for work. On appeal, a judge overturned the Atos decision and ordered them to leave him alone for at least a year, which they did not do. In desperation, Chris took his own life, unable to cope anymore.

    Peter Duut, a Dutch national with terminal cancer living in the UK for many years found that he was not entitled to benefits unless he was active in the labour market. Peter died leaving his wife destitute, and unable to pay for his funeral.

    George Scollen, age unknown. Took his own life after the government closed the Remploy factory he had worked in for 40 years.

    Julian Little, 47. Wheelchair bound and suffering from kidney failure, Julian faced the harsh restrictions of the Bedroom Tax and the loss of his essential dialysis room. He died shortly after being ordered to downgrade.

    Miss DE, Early 50’s. Suffering from mental illness, this lady committed suicide less than a month after an Atos assessor gave her zero points and declared her fit for work.

    Robert Barlow, 47. Suffering from a brain tumour, a heart defect and awaiting a transplant, Robert was deemed fit for work by Atos and his benefits were withdrawn. He died penniless less than two years later.

    Carl Joseph Foster-Brown, 58. As a direct consequence of the wholly unjustifiable actions of the Job centre and DWP, this man took his own life.

    Martin Hadfield, 20 years old. Disillusioned with the lack of jobs available in this country but too proud to claim benefits. Utterly demoralised, Martin took his own life by hanging himself.

    Annette Francis, 30. A mum-of-one suffering from severe mental illness, found dead after her disability benefits were ceased.

    Ian Jordan, 60. His benefits slashed after Atos and the DWP declared Ian, a sufferer of Barratt’s Oesophagus, fit for work, caused him to run up massive debts in order to survive. Ian was found dead in his flat after taking an overdose.

    Janet McCall, 53. Terminally ill with pulmonary fibrosis and declared ‘Fit for Work’ by Atos and the DWP, this lady died 5 months after her benefits were stopped.

    Stuart Holley, 23. A man driven to suicide by the DWP’s incessant pressure and threat of sanctions for not being able to find a job.

    Graham Shawcross, 63. A sufferer of the debilitating disease, Addison’s. Died of a heart attack due to the stress of an Atos ‘Fit for Work’ decision.

    David Clapson, 59 years old. A diabetic ex-soldier deprived of the means to survive by the DWP and the governments harsh welfare reforms, David died all but penniless, starving and alone, his electricity run out.

    Chris Smith, 59. Declared ‘Fit for Work’ by Atos as he lay dying of Cancer in his hospital bed.

    Nathan Hartwell, 36, died of heart failure after an 18-month battle with the ­Department for Works and Pensions.

    Michael Connolly, 60. A Father of One, increasingly worried about finances after his benefits were cut. Committed suicide by taking 13 times the fatal dose of prescription medicine on the 30th October – His Birthday.

    Jan Mandeville, 52, A lady suffering from Fibromyalgia, driven to the point of mental and physical breakdown by this governments welfare reforms. Jan was found dead in her home after battling the DWP for ESA and DLA.

    Trevor Drakard, 50 years old. A shy and reserved, severe epileptic who suffered regular and terrifying fits almost his entire life, hounded to suicide by the DWP who threatened to stop his life-line benefits.

    Death of a severely disabled Dorset resident, unnamed, who took her own life while battling the bedroom tax.

    May their deaths be avenged.

    http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2014/10/21/uk-welfare-reform-deaths-updated-list-october-21st-2014/

    • Europe must be laughing their socks off at the announcement that the Uk economy is in dire shit street, contrary to all the bullshit that our government has been peddling…………………

      It was only a matter of time before their cover was blown………..

      What now, a concerted attack on those not responsible, the poor and the disabled?

      Water cannon, kettling, cs gas, rubber bullets and heavy handed tactics will not silence your critics……………….

      The population is telling you that you are a sham, not fit for purpose, usurpers in public office, tyrants…………

      ……………………keep feeding the frenzy

    • Thanks for the posting Geoff. Have cut and pasted all the above names as a reminder to myself TO NEVER FORGET. Alongside any others who have any doubt about 21st Century MURDERING Britain.

  9. Said it before and i’ll keep repeating it forever when i read about this crowd of low life, scum sucking, pond life, bastards: DWP + JCP ARE SCUM! Vermin, the lowest of the low.

    • You have to fear this list will grow.the hate/spiteful/vindictive behaviour in jobcentres to people who cannot find work,often the disabled.something needs to be done and now to halt this perverted tyrant government.

      The “grass up your neighbours” only demonstrates the Tories tactics of destroying communities,polluting them with mistrust and suspicion,turning neighbour against neighbour.again the disabled and poorest are likely to be targets.

      We’ll Slash Benefits For 100,000 Families And Young People To Fund Apprenticeships, Says Cameron.

      SKY News reports that Mr Cameron has the backing of a number of large firms including Nestle, Airbus, Ford, Balfour Beatty, Fujitsu and the National Grid.

      http://www.welfareweekly.com/well-slash-benefits-100000-families-young-people-fund-apprenticeships-says-cameron/

      • Makes me ashamed of this country and the Labour party as well ‘cos all they can think of is announcements like that made by the hapless Rachel Reeves recently that: “We’ll be tougher on welfare than the tories!”

        Who is that supposed to appeal to? Oh don’t tell me; the “hard working people who do the right thing”? that we’re always hearing about that simply despise anyone who isn’t prepared to just take any shite this government throw at them in the form of Workfare, CWP’s and MWA’s?

  10. A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

    ……………an ATOS HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SAID HE WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR WORK AFTER 3 MONTHS……..

  11. Cassetteboy – Cameron’s Conference Rap

  12. Landless Peasant

    What a load of fucking bollocks. People are often forced to work cash-in-hand because JSA is simply not enough to live on. I’ve known of people working for as little as £10 per day here in Bradford.

  13. The Towel Folder needs to take a look in the mirror. Tell us, Osborne, when are you going to stop squandering public money on fraudulent companies such as A4e? http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/21/government-borrowing-10-percent-higher-budget-deficit

  14. Landless Peasant

    The Government should stop robbing us of our correct legal amount of State Benefits, which is illegally grossly underpaid. JSA is supposed to be about £130 p/w, not fucking 70 poxy quid. The Government are the real criminals and ‘Benefit Cheats’.

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/29/uk-benefits-inadequate-council-of-europe

  15. I have agoraphobia, panic disorder and anxiety and receive ESA. I am constantly in fear of ever been seen outside, as I’ll be labelled a liar. Cheers DWP for giving me no chance of actually helping myself improve my condition. The only way I can get out on the days I feel slightly better is by getting a lift to a town some distance away so people in my home town don’t see me.

    • Landless Peasant

      I have a similar disorder but they won’t even give me a sick note, instead I am forced to claim JSA as though I am fit for work!

      • I’d really recommend changing your doctor, or doing something. I am pretty lucky in having a fairly supportive doctor (well there are two doctors in his practice and I now only make appointments with one of them, the one who seems to be human, not a closet fascist).

        Seriously you need to get some justice here.

    • Dave | October 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Reply

      “I have agoraphobia, panic disorder and anxiety and receive ESA. I am constantly in fear of ever been seen outside, as I’ll be labelled a liar. Cheers DWP for giving me no chance of actually helping myself improve my condition. The only way I can get out on the days I feel slightly better is by getting a lift to a town some distance away so people in my home town don’t see me.”

      Wtf? I am amazed that you can get benfits for that. That is ridiculous to be honest . You need to get a bit of courage. I mean at this rate people will be claiming disability for having a bad hair day. See your doc and get counselling this is a non condition.

  16. Disability has many conditions – The ones who are more able really not holding back in getting the inhuman & treated worse than a dog sorted out. Not every one is in a position to do Cease & Desist letter & the fight to get things done.

    Disability is a Disability Human Rights Issue.

    Now Poll A Tricks take a back seat you back seat driver !!

    SR

  17. What is particularly disturbing (well all of it is really) is that the link in Johnny’s article to the Gov.uk website says this:

    “increasing penalties that someone committing fraud can receive from £2,000 to £5,000, without taking them to court”

    What the fuck is this?… not taking them to court? – so the DWP can summarily demand five grand with no need of a judgment?!

    • Utter rubbish on fines without taking you to court. It is a crinal matter not an internal dwp robbery that would be breaking criminal law.. So DWP the new tactic is to fast track PIP & everyone who is not on PIP yet will be fast tracked as Benefit Fraud. So you want your £1 million back off me for being on disability benefit for 30 years. That means you take me to court for £1 million fraud. Big Catch !!! So don`t talk big words DWP I have been waiting 2 years for you to call me a fraudster. No it is not in house DWP one more threat & the DWP policy maker gets a Cease & Desist Letter.

      SR

  18. Fiddler on the Hoof

    If they fined me 5k they would have to take it out of my BENEFITS! ;#}

  19. fuck the nasty party off come may!

    The dwp under that Nazi bastard smith is fucking toxic!

  20. CRACKING DOWN ON DWP FRAUD – 1st LORD FRAUD – 2nd IDS third DISABILITY HUMAN RIGHTS !!

    £2,000 an hour for the lawyer & gives me a week till you civil servants wake up !!

  21. It`s Not Slander It`s The Disabled – Now Who`s Doing The Slandering Of The Disabled !!!

  22. The state of the economy and the borrowing deficit is more evidence why the vow from Westminster is not worth a damn.
    The final push by the politicians to obstruct Scottish democracy becomes a lot more clearer now, they were party to the economic slowdown weeks ago but were afraid to let the cat out of the bag.
    Scotland will be expected to continue signing the cheques generated by oil for the next decade unless they make a stand, they are baling out bankrupt England……………
    ………………not to worry, there is considerably more to steal from those not to blame………………………US.

    • ……….Congratulations to the BBC and SKY for burying the news of the UK’s failing economy below the story of a disabled man.
      The disabled have their uses, especially when they are used to camouflage the real stories……….

  23. I would like to report Overburdendonkey to the Benefit Fraud hotline for all the paid work he has been doing to promote the SNP’s failed separation agenda.

    • overburdenddonkey

      you’re the one who has been fantasizing about my involvement and membership of the snp not me…i am not a member of the snp nor do i intend to be..scotland is already a separate country, that is controlled by an imperialist power, which many in scotland, wales NI and england, want separation from…i support the jimmy reid foundation and indyscot…btw the UK is NOT a country, but a kingdom ruled for and on behalf of the english monarchy by WM…the clue is in the name the united….KINGDOM….p s i’m a pensioner…

  24. Fenriss, Get a job !!!

  25. I can’t, all the immigrants have got them !!!!

  26. Dear DWP, I would like to report a change of underwear…🙂

  27. A got a letter it never told me what for came from a jobcentre not my local jobcentre Said a had to attend an interview if a never they would sanction me A go too the meeting they accuse me of working said a go out late and come in early said someone reported me online A said show me prove we cannot for data protection Made me sign a statement if a never they would sanction me I have since found out others in my area have been accused seems the jobcentre is trying it on

    • Fiddler on the Hoof

      Yes, THAT ole random call up chestnut again; some do quake in boots and fold.
      Trick is to present return bus ticket and ask if the informant or they are paying for it? And count it as one of your ten jobsearch activities.
      Stand your ground and make it cost them money.Soon puts a stop to those abusive shenanigans.

  28. “interesting thought”

    Why is IDS still in post you ask? How’s this for an explanation. IDS was party leader and so was party to all the little skeletons in cupboards. Could it be he knows the names of paedophiles in the Westminster Ring? He was allowed to stay to keep quiet. Now I hasten to add that this is pure conjecture on my part – but it is plausable

  29. Eric Greenwood (4727)

    Didnt a certain regime from last century do this.. spy on your neighbour and report them..

  30. So working on Disability Human Rights is a job – You word twisting robbers.
    Yes DWP Fraud DWP !!

  31. Loads of new jobs as DWP Informants – DWP Jobs as an informer. You know you can`t keep criminal matters in house DWP. It is breaking the law the DWP which also makes it a criminal matter. DWP DM gets a Cease & Desist letter next.

    • Eric Greenwood (4727)

      I know of several DWP staff claiming fraudulent benefits😉.. but if they know its me they could make my life hell..

  32. You really think you can cover up DWP fraud when the DWP are spending £50 Billion a year on the disabled.

    yes DWP its the Public Accounts Committee again.

  33. Disability Human rights Works pays !!! Disability Human Rights !!

  34. Now stop playing with contradictions ONS & their lawyers. Can`t bide that much time to even get to Christmas let alone May 2015.

  35. HOW CAN WE BE CRIMINALS IF THE DWP ARE KEEPING IT IN HOUSE AS A DWP MATTER. CRIMINAL MEANS CRIMINAL MATTER WHICH MEANS COURTS>

    • Because they can use their other department, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals to find you guilty without any evidence, same as they do now Razor…………………………..

  36. Hiding behind contradictions & tory Trolls making up new laws 4 times a day going behind the back of Europes Human Rights Laws.

    More like high treason than slander.

  37. And just how many millions will it cost the poor and the taxpayers to show all these adverts and posters etc

  38. Most of the 350 billion a year 90% of it is spent on get disabled people back into work – Disability Confident PLC – Shaw Trust PLC & the rest of it the 10$ goes on Policy makers lawyers.

  39. party politician's neighbor.

    I think its disgusting,all this scrounging;look at the clothes he wears? (curtain twitch)
    3 different women on the go, 2 cars,(twitch twitch) flat screen t.v., Never done a days graft;..
    ‘Hello? is that the fraud hotline?’

  40. So prey tell me what work do I do to defraud the DWP. ny proof.
    THE ONUS IS ON THE BURDEN OF PROOF.

    & DWP you ain`t got any.

  41. Until you can prove to me DWP I have broken the law you can listen to me. NO Dwp its called harassment.

    • HUMAN RIGHTS, WHAT HUMAN RIGHTS?
      …………………our magistrates and judges have been briefed to ignore all forms of protection.
      The imposition of a sanction is contrary to the present, existing law, you are guilty without trial, denied access to legal aid and forced into destitution.
      Cameron had to backtrack today when Barroso warned him that imposing a migrant cap was illegal……………….
      ……………..the Corporate Manslaughter charge and the subsequent litigation claims will bankrupt the welfare state, probably their intention?

  42. I Would like to report the DWP as being a troll in real life. I would like the DWPs trolling to stop always there telling me how to shit.

  43. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    You put a load of shit faith in their legal system.

    Ultimately you need power to make them cease and desist, they may turn around and slap you with a real cease and desist notice.

    • Thanks – a Cease & Desist does not need the legal system you are the legal system when it comes to harassment – Until you have had no sanctions of a sanction for 1 week you can talk that I say rubbish – !!! The Cease & Desist is a protection in law to control harassment.

      I don`t rely on the system but found guilty of cease & desist is a Man of 100 years in prison.

      On hold to what rights you have because they are going fast.

  44. You have to talk to these people with common sense reasoning not swearing & shouting. I also know my rights & are not going to get trampled by some DWP staff 6 months in the jobs & then me over 30 years knowledge of the welfare state.

  45. DWP Home Visits Cold Calling Is Illegal.

    • “””DWP has also introduced new guidance for assessment providers to Support them to increase the proportion of cases that are assessed from paper evidence, reduce the length of assessments and ensure that DWP’s decision makers are given quality advice.In addition, the assessment report form has been redesigned so it is easier to complete and review and is better focused on the decision making process. The PIP IT systems have also been improved.”””

      So a redesigned form with redesigned tick box questions.

  46. Or when Universal Credit comes in, grass up JC+ staff for not looking for work to take themselves off benefit, as about 40% of JC+ staff receive benefits themselves, and so should be spending 5, 10. 15 hours a week looking for better paid employment, or risk a sanction … Should be fun.

  47. Rosemarie Harris

    I wonder why they have chosen now to do this? I figure they are trying to deflect from something or someone!
    sorry to see the list of people who felt they had no way out from the Nasty party one day this will come back and bite the bastards and their family’s on their arse.

  48. The DWPs new bullshit PLC.

    For advisers, intermediaries and other professionals

    Touchbase
    October 2014

    Page 3
    New measures to speed up PIP claims process
    DWP has improved all parts of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims process to make sure that claimants who are entitled to the benefit are paid as quickly as possible.
    The two PIP assessment providers, Atos Healthcare and Capita Health and Wellbeing, have taken on more health professionals and administrative staff and have opened new assessment centres so they can increase the number of assessments they do.
    DWP has also introduced new guidance for assessment providers to Support them to increase the proportion of cases that are assessed from paper evidence, reduce the length of assessments and ensure that DWP’s decision makers are given quality advice.In addition, the assessment report form has been redesigned so it is easier to complete and review and is better focused on the decision making process. The PIP IT systems have also been improved.
    These changes are already having an effect. Both providers have more than doubled the number of assessment reports they are returning to DWP each month and this is expected to continue to increase over coming months.
    DWP’s decision-makers have also more than doubled their output since April 2014. Extra resources have been put into this area to clear the growing number of assessment reports that providers are returning.
    By the end of the year it is anticipated that no one will be waiting longer than 16 weeks for a PIP assessment.
    The first experimental official statistics on PIP were published by DWP in June 2014 and a subsequent release was published in September 2014. Both documents are available at Personal Independence Payment statistics – GOV

    PAGE 4
    Universal Credit to go national
    Universal Credit will be rolled out to all Jobcentres and local authorities across the country from early 2015.
    The national expansion will only apply to new claims from single jobseekers. This marks a significant acceleration of one of the Government’s biggest reforms.
    Universal Credit brings together six benefits and tax credits into one. The new service is already available in over 50 Jobcentres in England, Wales and Scotland, and will be available in nearly 100 Jobcentres by Christmas.
    The Universal Credit Test and Learn approach is designed to drive continuous improvement to the service and to ensure that it is built on experience and evidence. Further Universal Credit Test and Learn initiatives have also been announced to support and households.
    These include:

    Trialling key aspects of Universal Support – delivered locally in 11 partnership areas across Great Britain to inform future delivery. Partners will share resources, including data and skills, so they can support more people into work;

    Universal Credit Work Coaches assessing people’s financial capability at their work search interviews and, where appropriate, ensuring that they receive advice and support;

    Extending the in-work progression pilot to help people increase their earnings once they have found work;

    Universal Credit Work Coaches encouraging access local support services as they reinforce the connection between work readiness and good money management to help households break down barriers and move into work faster so they can earn more;

    Testing of an enhanced digital service for Universal Credit which will begin later this year.
    For more information about Universal Credit please see the
    Partner Toolkit.
    Smart Advice
    A partnership between Looking Local, The Money Advice Service (MAS) and DWP is helping to provide up-to-date advice to people about Universal Credit through a range of consumer devices.
    Looking Local, which is owned by Kirklees Council, works with over 120 local
    authorities and housing associations to deliver Universal Credit information, Universal Jobmatch and key budgeting and money management advice from MAS via mobile, smartphone apps, Sky, Virgin, games consoles and tablets.
    The latest addition to this comprehensive combination of services is the MAS ‘Debt Advice Locator’ tool. This is now available on the national ‘My Council’ smartphone app and via more than 65 local authority and housing association apps that are managed by Looking Local.
    The Debt Advice Locator tool gives both customers and frontline staff easy access to a list of local debt advice services where customers can have a face-to-face discussion about their financial issues and get details for the national debt helplines.
    The partnership between MAS, DWP and Looking Local has been going for nearly a year and the benefits are already being seen.
    These include:

    Frontline staff having the tools to help customers to get money management advice before their debts become a significant issue;

    Mobile workers being able to get the latest Universal Credit information for tenants and claimants while they are on home visits;

    Providing local and national information and advice services in one place;

    Promoting digital inclusion by allowing customers to get information via a wide range of consumer devices.
    You can download the free national ‘My Council’ app, from either
    iTunes or Google Play, to help your staff, claimants and others to access the latest Universal Credit information and jobs and financial advice as Universal Credit continues to rollout.

    DWP TOUCHBASE PLC.

  49. Reblogged this on themarxistminx and commented:
    Anything else that will divide us ?

  50. Sep 2014
    DWP
    Fulfilling Potential: Making It Happen – Strategy Progress Update

    Foreword by the Minister of State for Disabled People
    Making our communities, workplaces and society in general fully accessible for and inclusive of disabled people is a goal we have made real strides towards over the past few years. But we have not yet finished the job. This document sets out some of what we have already achieved on the strategy we set out in Fulfilling Potential – Making it Happen. But we need to maintain the momentum for change and continue to drive forward on that ambition. That is why I am pleased to launch the Accessible Britain Challenge. We will only be able to achieve our goal if all of us in the public, private and voluntary sectors work together to make our communities more accessible for all disabled people.
    I want to get the message out that disability is about “us” not “them.” There are now almost 12 million disabled people in the UK, many of us have disabled people among our friends or family and we are all increasingly likely to live to an age when we may well experience multiple impairments ourselves. So it makes sense that we should all think about how to shape communities which meet our needs.
    Removing barriers is not just good for disabled people but for all of us. As disabled people’s talents and skills are integrated into the economy to help maintain and drive strong and sustainable economic growth, their spending power is realised by our businesses.
    But accessibility isn’t just about the physical environment. It starts with the attitudes that society has towards disabled people. That is why I want to build on the legacy of the 2012 Paralympics and successes like the Disability Confident campaign for employers. It means continuing to work, for example, with broadcast media, sports clubs and others and sharing best practice.
    3
    The goal can be achieved if we work together. That is why I have been working across Government with my Ministerial colleagues in a new Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group. It is why I co-chair the Fulfilling Potential Forum of disabled people representing different impairment groups from across the country to really understand the issues affecting disabled people and to harness their ideas. And it is why we have been working with disabled people and others in the Disability Action Alliance and the Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation Programme.
    I believe that a partnership approach is the key to lasting success. The Accessible Britain Challenge builds on that approach. I hope that you will be part of it.
    Mark Harper MP

    All corporate words.

    • Dear Mark Harper;

      Would it not be better to get someone to work as a cleaner for you under the terms of workfare, rather than having to resign as immigration minister for employing illegal immigrants?

  51. Accessible Britain Challenge PLC – Touchbase PLC – yes 2 new ones in the past 4 weeks DWP

    • “MORTALITY STATISTICS ARISING FROM THE DWP CULL OF UK CITIZENS”

      How about a petition to the Work and Pensions committee or the House of Commons, or perhaps BOTH requesting that the DWP release the information.

      Individual letters from a “percieved” group maybe considered vexatious but say 100,000 signed names would mean the vexation was on the part of the PUBLIC and not the DWP.

      • That’s a splendid idea toddy, an online petition to release the true figures of deaths that have arisen from welfare changes on the poor and disabled.
        The truth should be out there for all to see, but the freedom of information officer is in the governments pocket and has been instructed to withhold at all costs.
        He therefore agreed to uphold the DWP’S reason of non disclosure using their word, vexatious.

        Vexatious translated, means;
        “designed merely to annoy”

        ………………………………….i would also be annoyed if people kept pestering me how many innocent claimants had been corporately murdered, especially if the figure of 46,000 was true.

        Mind you, it was just 10,600 before they decided not to release future figures, do you think they have something to hide from the HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION?

  52. DWP: Benefits – Do The Right Thing Published on 20 Oct 2014

    • We`ll call you !! Can you prove you are the DWP – If you can`t prove who you are am not giving you any details. It`s not like I`m calling the DWP & the new rate of 40p per minute.

      So cold calling again like a salesman trying to rob you of your money & details NI number, ect ….

    • Bit of a problem calling 0345 608 8545 if you have aphasia or other problem that impairs speech, and can’t use the telephone. Note also the “Grass Line” isn’t a free 0800 or 0300 number, and the DWP are coining 9p a minute from calls from landlines, and 40p from mobiles. The Corporate State in action.

      • 0345 is also the numba of the BDC (Benefits Deliver Centa) that the jokecenta give you cos they are too lazy to sort out your claim. And if is fucking extortionate. I spent over £10 trying to sort out me claim. God only knows what it would have cost from a moby or heaven forbid a payfone. These numbas should be freecall not a way for the DWP to rip-off claimants.

  53. A range of television and radio adverts, posters, letters and Facebook ads will be used in each region to urge claimants to report changes in their circumstances or risk a jail sentence.

    The advert displays a map pin icon landing on the region and tells claimants if their circumstances have changed to ‘call us to update your claim before we call you.’

    Department for Work and Pensions Minister Mark Harper said:

    “We are giving benefit claimants every opportunity to tell us if their circumstances have changed, as the majority do. But those who cheat the system need to know we will use everything in our power to stop them stealing money from hardworking taxpayers, and that they could land themselves in jail when they’re caught.

    “Our fraud investigators have new and better methods of detecting benefit cheats so it’s becoming harder to hide and more difficult to escape punishment.”

    Area Fraud Investigator Jane Baker said:

    “What might seem like a white lie can quickly escalate into a serious case of fraud, with the claimant suddenly finding themselves owing thousands of pounds to the taxpayer and risking a prison sentence.

    “We’ve seen far too many people taking this road and regretting it later. So our message is to tell us about changes to your circumstances or be prepared for the consequences.”

    Ministers are highlighting the types of fraud that are hiking up the estimated £1.1 billion benefit fraud bill (2013/14), such as:
    •people who fail to tell us a partner has moved in
    •people who don’t notify us if there is more money coming in

    The campaign also appeals to members of the public to call the benefit fraud hotline if they suspect someone is claiming benefits illegally. Calls to the hotline topped 150,000 in the last year, an average of more than 600 calls every working day.

    Ministers have also announced that there is a new tool in the armoury for cracking down on benefit fraud, with the ability to now cross-check benefit claims against Real Time Information (RTI) on earnings and pension income from HMRC. Previously this data was submitted by employers annually, potentially resulting in thousands of pounds of overpayments before discovering fraud or an error.

    In the last year the government recovered more than £1.3 billion in fraudulent payments. In addition to RTI, it has also introduced a raft of measures to counter benefit fraud, like:
    •introducing tough new rules so that 40% of individuals’ benefits can be taken to repay stolen cash – on top of any fine or custodial sentence handed out by the courts
    •increasing penalties that someone committing fraud can receive from £2,000 to £5,000, without taking them to court
    •using bailiffs to confiscate high-value possessions from convicted benefit fraudsters
    •continuing to roll out Universal Credit to more sites, which is expected to reduce fraud by £1 billion in 5 years when it is fully in place across the country
    •extending the loss of benefit for offences which result in a conviction of 13 weeks for a first offence, then 26 weeks for a second offence and 3 years for a third offence
    •issuing a new £50 civil penalty for claimants who negligently give incorrect information on their claim or fail to report a change in circumstances which results in an overpayment

    ———————————————————————————————————-

    Not Worth The Paper it`s Written On. – Null & Void.- NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.

    • ………..IF THEY SPENT THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME INVESTIGATING THE KIDDY FIDDLERS IN WESTMINSTER, AS THEY DO HOUNDING THE UNDERPRIVILEGED………………………….

  54. DWP JUNE 2014

    Home visit to check your benefit payment

    You may get a visit from a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) officer to check that your benefit payment is correct. The reason for the visit is to collect national statistics on the benefits system.

    A Performance Measurement review officer may visit you if you’re claiming:
    Employment and Support Allowance
    Housing Benefit
    Income Support
    Jobseeker’s Allowance
    Pension Credit

    Your name is selected at random to be checked. You won’t always get a letter in advance telling you about the visit.

    Check their identity

    You can check the identity of the Performance Measurement review officer by:
    asking to see their photo identity card
    calling the Business Support Team and giving the review officer’s name

    What to expect

    The officer will interview you in your home and will want to see 2 forms of identification.

    You can reschedule the visit if you need to.

    They’ll also ask to see documents about money, savings and rent, eg:
    payslips
    bank, building society or Post Office accounts
    rent book or tenancy agreement
    benefits and tax credit awards

    Visits usually last up to an hour but may be longer.

  55. party politician's neighbor.

    no warrant no entry.

  56. Once in the door bully bully Where`s your ID coz we want to nick it. You cant fool me I have seen it on watchdog you cold callers.you can`t prove nothing just threaten me all the time. Smile your on Film – Is that recording threats – yes DWP it is.

  57. “THE FINAL SOLUTION”
    Foreword by the Minister of State for Disabled People
    Making our communities, workplaces and society in general fully accessible for and inclusive of disabled people is a goal we have made real strides towards over the past few years. But we have not yet finished the job. This document sets out some of what we have already achieved on the strategy we set out in Fulfilling Potential – Making it Happen. But we need to maintain the momentum for change and continue to drive forward on that ambition. That is why I am pleased to launch the Accessible Britain Challenge.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    The Nazis began a huge propaganda campaign against mentally and physically disabled Germans. They did not fit into the Nazi stereotype of the pure Aryan, that is physically fit with an obedient mind to serve the Reich. In addition, they were viewed as a burden on society, as they were unable to work and drained resources from the state.

    As early as July 1933, the Nazis passed a law that allowed forced sterilisation of 350,000 men and women, who were deemed likely to produce ‘inferior’ children.

    Between 1939 and 1941 a programme of euthanasia (so called ‘mercy killing’), ordered by the state, led to the murder, by doctors and medical staff, of at least 70,000 people.

    Both the Protestant and Catholic Churches in Germany protested against the euthanasia programme. In July 1941 a letter from the Catholic bishops was read out in all churches, declaring that it was wrong to kill. Opposition to the programme increased amongst the Catholic population of Germany.

    During July and August 1941, Bishop Clemens August Graf von Gale, a Catholic Bishop issued three sermons condemning this practice; he sent a telegram of the third sermon to Hitler calling on him to “defend the people against the Getsapo”. This third sermon was also reproduced and sent all over Germany to families, and even to German soldiers on the Western and Eastern Fronts.

    Fearing a public uprising across Germany, Hitler ordered a stop to the killings.

    However, the policy continued in one way or another through to 1945. For instance, after the Nazi invasion of Poland they murdered thousands of seriously ill Poles in hospitals.

    The experience gained as a result of the euthanasia programme was also put to use from 1941 onwards as the Nazis sought to murder the Jews of Europe

  58. The pure Aryan stereotype included only those Germans who were physically fit with an obedient mind to serve the Reich. Mentally and physically disabled Germans were regarded as a burden on society.

    Propaganda

    Once the CON-DEMS obtained power, they began a huge propaganda campaign against mentally and physically disabled uk citizens, As early as July 1933, they passed The Law for the Prevention of Hereditary Diseased Offspring. This law allowed the forced sterilisation of 350,000 men and women, who were deemed likely to produce ‘inferior’ children.

    Throught the 1930s, German cinema constantly showed film of the mentally and physically impaired and how they were destroying Germany. This image was reinforced by using every medium at their disposal.

    The T4 programme

    In 1939 Nazi policy went a step further, when Hitler initiated a secret policy of euthanasia (so called ‘mercy killing’) for children with severe disabilities. Between 1939 and 1941, the T4 programme led to the murder, by doctors and medical staff, of at least 70,000 people which now pales into insignificance since the likes of ATOS and CAPITA………..

    • …………disabled were regarded as a burden on society

      nothings changed sixty nine years later………………….

  59. DWP AGAIN –

    Known Uses of DWP Fraud and Error in the Benefits System Statistics
    The Statistics (and underlying datasets) are used by DWP to evaluate, develop and support fraud and error policy, strategy and operational decisions, initiatives/options and business plans through understanding the causes of fraud and error.
    We work very closely with policy and strategy colleagues to explain the statistics and guide their use and interpretation.
    Internal user engagement is also important during the collection of data and the production of the statistics. This engagement may concern aspects of methodology, classifications, definitions, coverage, timing and so on. These detailed issues can be very important to our users – an apparently small change in a definition underpinning a statistic may be important in the context of certain uses. Internal users have also been involved in shaping the dissemination and communication of statistics.

    Particular DWP uses of our statistics include:
     Jobcentre Plus and the Pension, Disability and Carers Service business plans
     Assurance on the impact of anti-Fraud and Error activity across the businesses
     A consistent time series for assessing fraud and error trends over time
     Data to assess current DWP fraud and error policy and evaluating recent changes to these or business processes
     Policy development and evaluation by fraud and error policy stakeholders and local authorities
     The evidence base for assessing the potential effect of future fraud and error policy options and programmes
     Informing press office statements on fraud and error
     Understanding the full breakdown of causes of fraud and error
     Monitoring how the fraud and error got into the system (e.g. at claim start or in-claim)
     Monitoring the effect of the economic cycle on fraud and error
     Robust data to inform future measurement options

  60. Human rights fears over DWP’s random spot checks

    Disability News Service 4th July 2014

    Disabled activists have criticised the government’s policy of turning up unannounced at the home of social security claimants to check their benefit payments are correct.

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) insists that such visits have been government policy for 15 years.

    But campaigners say the visits are “unacceptable spot checks” and a breach of the human rights of benefit recipients, and could cause particular problems for many disabled claimants.

    The policy only came to the attention of the disabled people’s anti-cuts movement after a new page appeared on the DWP website, saying that claimants may be selected at random to be visited by a “Performance Measurement review officer” to check that their benefit payments were correct.

    The page warns: “You won’t always get a letter in advance telling you about the visit.”

    One disabled campaigner who saw the page said on his blog that he believed “the random selection and the entry into the home without warning may breach the human rights act”.

    Steven Sumpter, who blogs at A Latent Existence, added: “As many people have pointed out to me, plenty of sick people cannot cope with this intrusion or unpredictability. (Including myself.) Others may not have the ability to find the documents or to think well enough to provide the answers demanded.”

    John McArdle, co-founder of the user-led – Scottish-based – grassroots campaign group Black Triangle, said the scheme appeared to be “a guise to make unacceptable random spot checks on citizens for no other reason than that they have the misfortune to be dependent on our welfare state through no fault of their own”.

    He said it appeared to be “an official policy of intrusion, intimidation and discrimination” that breached article eight – the right to privacy and to a family life – of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    He added: “If this despicable government devoted even a fraction of the resources it spends harassing sick and/or disabled people into foodbanks and an early grave to chasing up high net worth individuals and rampant tax avoidance by giant corporations there would be no need for any cuts or austerity.”

    Linda Burnip, co-founder of Disabled People Against Cuts, said the policy was “just another example of benefit claimants being criminalised and subjected to endless abuse by government departments which is undeserved”.

    She said: “The idea that because anyone needs to use the so-called safety net of the welfare state that leaves them vulnerable to having someone from DWP turn up unplanned and unannounced on their doorstep seems an unacceptable abuse of power.”

    A DWP spokeswoman said the purpose of the visits was to “collect data on benefit expenditure, and also on internal errors, claimant errors and fraud”.

    She said this information was sent to the National Audit Office and so the policy – which had been in place for about 15 years – was “not about reducing fraud and the people who are doing these visits aren’t fraud investigators”.

    But DWP refused to confirm that information gathered from these visits can also be passed to fraud investigators, although a DWP spokesman said: “What would you expect them to do? Are you suggesting that we shouldn’t investigate fraud?”

    Disability News service: –
    http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/07/human-rights-fears-over-dwps-random-spot-checks/

  61. Mark Harper talks too much – Sack Mark Harper !!

  62. All you CONS protecting your ATOS & UNUM shares.

  63. “Whats the difference between pretending to be disabled, an ATOS HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL PRETENDING TO BE QUALIFIED, AND A DWP DECISION MAKER PRETENDING TO BE GOD?

  64. The sterilisation wards were full under Labour, no need for laws to pressure poor women into sterilisation, socioeconomic pressure can achieve the same outcome.

  65. DWP TERROR & FEAR POLICY – SO YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE THEN YOU DON`T NEED TO WORRY BECAUSE WE TREAT LIKE SHIT ANYWAY.

    Go away DWP your not threatening anyone just DWP workers doing DWP Fraud.

  66. Really the prophecy keeps on coming trying even harder to cover your backs.

  67. Disabilty discrimination from ATOS in Romford (repost)

    Published on 5 Aug 2013

  68. Every DWP/JCP office and the employees reek of the stench of death If the DWP/JCP offices were NHS Hospitals the corpses would be piled high at the A&E front door and there would be public outrage.

  69. Can smell the JCP work coaches stench of death before seeing them.

  70. Let us all pretend that DWP/JCP employees and PCS union members are only doing their job. Will they sanction for enquiring where the stench is coming from?

  71. ATOs Homeland Security

    We support the government’s homeland security needs across its departments and agencies. We work securely, professionally, and sensitively – and we deliver results.

    We support the government’s homeland security needs across its departments and agencies. We work securely, professionally, and sensitively – and we deliver results.

    Secure Intelligence Agency (SIA)

    The Security Service protects the UK against threats from espionage, terrorism and sabotage.

    We provide a range of IT services for SIA. Although our work has significant impact, the details are sensitive.

    UK Border Agency

    The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is one of the largest law enforcement organisations in the UK, with a critical role in homeland security.

    We help the UKBA achieve its objectives, by optimising its technology and processes.

    We have transformed the Agency’s business efficiency – delivering savings of £100m over six years – by providing innovative and highly cost efficient IT shared services to 24,000 users. Those services are enhanced by our application management and infrastructure hosting capabilities.

    Atomic Weapons Establishment

    The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) provides and maintains the warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent, Trident, and is critical to the country’s defence.

    Atos improves operational efficiency at AWE, implementing innovative software solutions and processes for design and manufacturing.

    We are also discussing the provision of other IT services for the future where we have a strong reputation in the public sector: desktop management, gateways, network and communications, and application management, for example.

    How we help

    We provide aerospace and defence companies with efficient and effective supplier management and procurement, enabled by improved IT. We also deliver enterprise wide cost management to the industry.

    Ministry of Defence (MOD)

    The MOD clearly has an unrivalled role in ensuring the UK’s security: anticipating threats, and supporting our armed forces. In a world of constrained budgets, it is also tasked with making best use of available resources.

    Atos has achieved significant cost savings for the MOD. We have delivered £377m cash savings through better supply chain planning, and £300m by improving sourcing processes, for example.

    We have helped MOD achieve much better value from contractors, too, by implementing 14 successful Contracting for Availability (CfA) deals – key to the MOD’s performance objectives.

    We are a major supplier to the MOD, with £1bn spend on IT services planned in the next few years.

    UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

    The UKHO saves lives at sea – by providing the Royal Navy and other world shipping fleets with nautical charts and navigational services of the world’s oceans and ports.

    We support the UKHO in its central task: developing high quality maritime publications. We provide an up-to-date SAP enterprise resource management platform that gives specialist users the information they need, just when they need it.

    As UKHO moves towards full digital production and distribution in future, Atos will continue to be a close and integrated partner.

    Atos team wins major new contract with the UK Ministry of Defence

    Atos, will lead a team, comprising Vega, a Selex ES company (Fineccanica group) and Information Services Group (ISG), to become the UK Ministry of Defence’s (UK MOD), Defence Communications Networks Services Strategic Partner (DCNS SP). The contract is for £25m over three years with potential to extend to seven and will see the team working closely with the UK MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support Information Systems & Services (ISS) team. Find out more about Atos team wins major new contract with the UK Ministry of Defence >>

  72. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Atos are opportunists (no point posting there propaganda) the real target is the government and the DWP, they dole out the contracts and plunder the public purse.

    • ATOS are the Government – The government has so many contracts with ATOS also loads of shares. The extent of the Corporate Manslaughter is ATOS weapon Systems that they use at the ATOS Medical.

      Let`s bring down Disability Human Rights before we bring down the planet in big boys games in war games already sorted out the genocide I see.

      Shame the ATOS shares keep falling for the last half a year the shareholding [uk government] need to do something quick to raise the shares.

      Now that £25 million contract with the DWP is peanuts compaired to the £50 billion a year spent on disability.

  73. Surely any kind of benefit fraud prevented means less hardships for those genuinely seeking work? As someone who is currently unemployed I find the real scroungers out there are equally as bad if not worse than those implementing these measures. Without these people ruining it for all we wouldn’t have weekly signing on or a need for sanctions.

    • Hmm…I spy with my little eye something beginning with I. Informer (DWP). Off with you troll.

    • Landless Peasant

      Wow. I hardly know where to begin with you. So I’m not even going to bother. Just either please educate yourself or fuck off.

    • ……………thank you Lord Fraud…..

    • Weekly signing and sanctions are not fraud prevention they are mechanisms to defraud lawful claims by harassment and obstruction, would not take much for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to successfully prosecute the DWP for defrauding millions of claimants out of their legitimate monies.

    • What is less hardship than food banks – Death. Oh yer 1 less car so you only have 3 cars now. Someones in magic land.

      • Middle-class Professional

        We’ve all had to tighten our belts. For instance as a family we have had to ‘downgrade’ the wife’s BMW X5 to a Fiat 500. Benefit claimants are not the only ones experiencing hardship.

        • Middle-class professionals do not ‘downgrade’, sound more like a red faced aspirational hard working family type of the left – a wanna be middle-class.

          A fiat 500 is not a ‘downgrade’ go figure!🙂

          • World's Worst Driver

            Fiat 500 are brilliant cars. Really, really smooth sure gear-changing, none of your vroom, vroom over-reving; can get over a ton in them🙂 And they are tough cookies too, have backed them into a wall, backed them into bollards and not a mark. One of my friends rolled over in one as she tried to avoid a collision, she walked away unscathed. If you really expect to be shedding rivers of tears because you are driving a Fiat 500 you can get lost. Also, I think it would be a good idea if the jobcentre issued a free all-in Fiat 500 to jobseekers to help them get to interview, hand in CVs etc…🙂

  74. “THE DWP AND ATOS HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON WITH THE NAZI AKTION T4 EUTHANASIA CAMPAIGNS, THE SIMILARITY IS GLARINGLY OBVIOUS”

    …………………..all you have to do is replace the words, Reich Health Ministry with ATOS.
    ………………………then replace three medical experts with DWP TRIBUNAL.

    Nazi Euthanasia

    In October of 1939 amid the turmoil of the outbreak of war Hitler ordered widespread “mercy killing” of the sick and disabled.

    Code named “Aktion T 4,” the Nazi euthanasia program to eliminate “life unworthy of life” at first focused on newborns and very young children. Midwives and doctors were required to register children up to age three who showed symptoms of mental retardation, physical deformity, or other symptoms included on a questionnaire from the Reich Health Ministry.

    A decision on whether to allow the child to live was then made by three medical experts solely on the basis of the questionnaire, without any examination and without reading any medical records.

    Each expert placed a + mark in red pencil or – mark in blue pencil under the term “treatment” on a special form. A red plus mark meant a decision to kill the child. A blue minus sign meant a decision against killing. Three plus symbols resulted in a euthanasia warrant being issued and the transfer of the child to a ‘Children’s Specialty Department’ for death by injection or gradual starvation.

    The decision had to be unanimous. In cases where the decision was not unanimous the child was kept under observation and another attempt would be made to get a unanimous decision.

    The Nazi euthanasia program quickly expanded to include older disabled children and adults. Hitler’s decree of October, 1939, typed on his personal stationary, enlarged “the authority of certain physicians to be designated by name in such manner that persons who, according to human judgment, are incurable can, upon a most careful diagnosis of their condition of sickness, be accorded a mercy death.”

    Questionnaires were then distributed to mental institutions, hospitals and other institutions caring for the chronically ill.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    ………………………..the similarity does not end there, the Nazis also tried to hide the extent of their campaign of “HUMAN BUTCHERY”, from the eyes of the prying world.
    Our FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSIONER HAS NOW BEEN DESIGNATED WITH THE SAME TASK, ACTING ON INSTRUCTIONS FROM WESTMINSTER………………………….

  75. Because the leaders are hiding behind a corporate company & their is no one to take the blame it is called Corporate Manslaughter.

    • Strangely the subject of Corporate Manslaughter is on many persons lips, especially the custodians of Human Rights and the Geneva War Crimes Commission…………………

      7 October 2014

      Dear DWP,

      Please would you kindly produce information held in electronic form
      of emails sent from Iain Duncan Smith containing the words
      “Corporate Manslaughter” from the most recent working back in time
      until my limit has been reached.

      If the above returns no results then would you kindly produce
      information held in electronic form of emails sent from all DWP
      Ministers containing the words “Corporate Manslaughter” from the
      most recent working back in time until my limit has been reached.

      If the above also returns no results then would you kindly produce
      information held in electronic form of emails sent from all DWP
      staff whose records are subject to FoI containing the words
      “Corporate Manslaughter” from the most recent working back in time
      until my limit has been reached.

      I accept that identities may need to be removed in applicable cases
      in the spirit of the Act.

      Yours faithfully,

      Mr Glynne Powell

  76. ATOS run the governments IT system from benefit to MOD to Atomic.

    The government give a contract to ATOS for a system solution so they have to do any work.

    Since ATOS operate worldwide there are no borders in law so they can run riot across the world plundering & slave trading.

  77. Every time the DWP hide behind ATOS. No its Atos fought. Atos says its the DWP fault. All stalling for time giving the media some false fed bullshit. ATOS & the DWP are married in so many ways.

    • “I KEEP URGING PEOPLE TO ASK THE DWP AND ATOS FOR ALL INFORMATION THAT THEY HOLD UPON YOU”

      Just ring them up or send a recorded delivery request. I received three huge envelopes that contained all the information that i required to challenge a DWP decision.

      They have in their possession a wealth of information that you are party to.

      Indeed, the content of my information that they held on my medical conditions was seven inches deep.

      When they ask for your medical history it is just a stalling tactic, they have every sick note and every medical diagnosis that you have ever been granted benefits on.

      “The information that you will receive will enforce your day at a tribunal, the facts of your individual case speak volumes and often show the DWP to be out and out liars”

      Here are a couple of recommendations;

      Alison Stevens left an annotation ( 7 March 2013)

      Serve the DWP, and Atos healthcare with a data protection request.
      Under section 7 of the data protection act 1998, both of these agencies have a mandatory 40 WORKING DAYS TO SUPPLY YOU WITH COPIES OF ALL DATA THEY HOLD ON FILE ABOUT YOU.

      A basic data access could cost you £10, but the DWP, and atos do not usually charge for anything,
      I issued both Atos and the DWP, with the former in 2012, Atos told me over the telephone that they do not hold any data on you, but two days later a big parcel of files arrived by recorded delivery two days later.
      Also the DWP gave me full disclosure to all my files.
      If they breach the 40 working day compliance time write a letter to the information commissioner who will look into the breach and try and help to get the files for you, also use the DWP and Atos complaints procedure and ask them to investigate the breach.

      …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

      Alan Long left an annotation ( 7 March 2013)

      Hello Alison.Thank you for your note about the Data Protection Act requests. I’ve put in three so far. My first to ATOS was a farce so I repeated the request again using a template I found.The second will be sent to a Jobcentre in Wales tomorrow. I am also hopeful three complaints to ATOS sent via my MP will get a response. I appreciate your kind help and thank you again

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

      J Newman left an annotation ( 7 March 2013)

      Another tip – specify the ’from’ and ‘to’ dates you want or you might get a whole load of stuff of no interest. I’m not sure how precise an SAR can be in relation to specific documents, so you may find you get everything they have between the dates you specify – including a CD with any calls to the JCP 0845 line.

      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

      John Slater left an annotation ( 7 March 2013)

      You are welcome. You might want to look up ‘Subject Access Requests'(SAR) as these are the formal way of requesting data that organisations hold about you. The ICO and other organisations, such as the Citizens Advice, may have template documents for SAR which usually cite the legislation and the statutory timescales involved

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

      Here is a transcript from the DWP that clearly shows the information you can request. Why delay, ask for it now and be prepared.

      The personal information that the Department holds about you under the Data Protection Act
      1998 instead. By handling your request under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998,
      DWP are protecting your rights over your own personal information.

      Requests for personal information are dealt with by Data Protection Officers within DWP. Your
      request was passed to the appropriate Data Protection Officer. The timescale for handling
      requests under the Data Protection Act is 40 calendar days from receipt, although we do aim to
      respond as soon as possible. If the information you requested under the Data Protection Act is
      still outstanding, you may wish to contact your benefit office to discuss your concerns.

      Yours sincerely

      Business Management Team
      Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)

      • Claimant Requests Data
        From 23 October 2001 all documents, those completed by Health Care
        Professionals (HCPs) and all information held on either systems or clerically, that
        concern a claimant such as responses to complaints, have to be released in full if
        requested. This also includes those that may be “off the record” or marked
        “confidential” but do not fall under the definition of Harmful Medical Information. A
        Medical Services

        The Data Protection Act

        • Medical Services

          Data Subject can make a Subject Access Request to any organisation (Atos, DWP
          or any other organisation) that holds personal information about themselves (Data
          Subject). However, the data requested can only be shown to the claimant if the
          material is related directly to that particular person, known as the ‘data subject’.
          The claimant should issue a written request to the appropriate Data Controller, they
          may also be charged for information requested and provided to them. However, it
          has been agreed that where Atos is the Data Controller, there will not be a charge.
          The DWP will also not charge for information provided.
          Please note: The ESA 85 or any subsequent medical reports for any other medical
          referrals are not the property of Atos Healthcare and any such requests must be
          forwarded to DWP Service Integration Team

  78. Benefit Fraud is only 1$ of the welfare Budget but over the past to years benefit fraud has gone up to 8% that is because od DWP fraud & the £50 billion a year the disabled are meant to get.

    So crack down on benefit fraud from the DWP.

  79. Waiting for the next cock up by the elite dictators. Oh good a new contradiction Policy.

  80. Hitting to close to home so we now got 2 Tory trolls on the Thread. The only ones talking shit like a failure hijacking.

    • Hope your not maligning my good name by calling me a Tory,you malingering cunt.

      • Stepping Razor Sound Plate is an abstract entity the God of the Void, you are being blasphemous Fenriss, the penance is to be transported back in time as a YES voter.

  81. Stop insult the disabled. It is not a sport like Twitter.

  82. A little off topic, but this is George Monbiot’s take on Lord fraud and this………..err………….”government.
    http://www.monbiot.com/2014/10/21/cleansing-the-stock/

    • …………….Nice one Pete;

      “How our governments now talk about human beings”.

      By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st October 2014

      To blot people out of existence first you must blot them from your mind. Then you can persuade yourself that what you are doing is moral and necessary. Today, this isn’t difficult. Those who act without compassion can draw upon a system of thought and language whose purpose is to shield them – and blind us – to the consequences.

      The contention by Lord Freud, a minister in the UK’s Department of Work and Pensions, that disabled people are “not worth the full wage”(1) isn’t the worst thing he’s alleged to have said. I say “alleged” because what my ears tell me is contested by Hansard, the offical parliamentary record. During a debate in the House of Lords, he appeared to describe the changing number of disabled people likely to receive the employment and support allowance as a “bulge of, effectively, stock”(2). After a furious response by the people he was talking about, this was transcribed by Hansard as “stopped”(3), rendering the sentence meaningless. I’ve listened to the word several times on the parliamentary video(4). Like others, I struggle to hear it as anything but stock

    • George Monbiot has only now recognised the progressives political correctness lexicon – what a joker is he taking the piss?

  83. overburdenddonkey

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/16/chris-grayling-force-super-child-jail-teenage-inmates fail to think neoliberal and Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail….all done in good taste…

    • Landless Peasant

      I hereby grant permission to use reasonable force against Grayling.

    • If there is a need to lock up children (and i’m not convinced there is), they should have a caring influence, not a jackboot, they are only children after all. I’m disgusted at what is being proposed.
      Grayling is probably trying to turn them into the next intake of cannon fodder.

  84. The Sub Contract Culture don’t the Government realize sub contractors rip off their contract with the government it is so easy to rip them off. So who`s next G4s. The fools in government can`t sue atos, atos control the government in blackmail called spill the beans atos about the DWP.

  85. So the DWP are a Corporate Company trading on the stock exchange as a public body. If the DWP don`t defend itself it is a Corporate Company. So is some one man enough from the DWP to tell me different. No I didn’t think so.

  86. “killing the disabled is no freudian slip”

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    Laura Sharman 22 October 2014

    Commission intervenes in closure of Independent Living Fund
    The government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will result in the loss of dignity and independence for disabled people, a High Court will hear today.

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is intervening in a Judicial Review about the decision to reduce support for disabled people. The case (Pepper & Aspinall v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) follows a successful appeal against the move last year.

    The Commission said the closure of the fund undermines the UK’s international commitments to support disabled people.

    Rebecca Hilsenrath, the Commission’s chief legal officer, said: ‘Fairness, dignity and respect are values we all share. Even if local authorities are given money in compensation, the closure of the Independent Living Fund will result in loss of dignity and independence for many ILF recipients.

    ‘When the closure of the Fund was considered previously, the Court of Appeal found that insufficient consideration had been given to the consequences, which are potentially very grave for some recipients. The extent of the impact is still unclear, but if the closure goes ahead it will be a regressive step in terms of the right of disabled people to live independently.

    • “FREUD’S ETHNIC CLEANSING MOVE”

      Tory bid to cut lifeline for profoundly disabled people as cruel as Lord Freud’s words

      Oct 21, 2014 20:41
      Opinion
      by RosWynne Jones

      The Mirror’s Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones on the fight against Desperate: Angela Smith had to travel to an all-night supermarket in her wheelchair to get a drink

      One hot night last summer, Angela Smith woke up thirsty at 3am.

      She couldn’t get a drink, because she has cerebral palsy and finds it very difficult to turn taps on or to fill a glass.

      Angela was thirsty because the previous day her afternoon carer had been off sick. She hadn’t had a drink since 2pm and she began to panic.

      “I started getting hot so I thought I can’t wait until nine in the morning,” she says.

      At around 5am, she managed to climb into her motorised wheelchair and drive it to the 24-hour ASDA near her home.

      “I bought a drink and I got a straw and I asked the woman at the checkout to open it and help me.”

      Welcome to Lord Freud’s welfare state – the one he has reformed.

      The one presided over by him, Iain Duncan Smith and Esther McVey.

      The one where a woman has to drive herself in a motorised wheelchair in the early hours of the morning for emergency help at a 24-hour supermarket.

      Angela is one of the people in a 10-minute film I’ve been making with blogger and campaigner Kate Belgrave, Inclusion London, Disabled People Against Cuts and Moore Lavan films, about the Conservative-led Government’s lies about cuts to disabled people.

      What Lord Freud said last week about disabled people not being “worth” the minimum wage is despicable.

      But his words are the least of the harm he has done to disabled people.

      Judge him instead on his actions.

      We’re NOT all in this together: the story of the closure of the Independent Living Fund from Moore Lavan Films on Vimeo.

      What the welfare reform minister and his colleagues in the DWP are doing is not just callous but ­downright dangerous.

      On Wednesday, disabled people will go to the High Court once again to fight the closure of the Independent Living Fund – a lifeline for 18,000 profoundly disabled people.

      The Tories love this particular welfare reform so much that they have fought two court battles to keep it. And this week, they will fight a third.

      Today, as campaigners head back to court for another judicial review, PCS – the union that represents DWP workers – tracked down Professor Pat Thane, whose research was quoted by the department in the last court case.

      Prof Thane says she is extremely puzzled that the DWP has used a memo of hers from 2009 to support the closure, when she believes closing the ILF is likely to mean “overall ­inadequate support for people in need”.

      She adds: “The report is depressingly… glib and superficial in the way that it glosses over the fears of people who will lose their ILF payments.”

      And she says the Government has failed to look at the “potential cost implications of failure… leading to increased need for costly residential and NHS care”.

      The DWP says local councils will be given extra funds to pay for people’s care. But campaigners say that money will ­disappear into the black hole of council fund shortfalls because it won’t be ringfenced.

      The closure of the ILF will radically change 22-year-old Nadia Clarke’s life.

      “I feel so worried,” Nadia, from West Yorkshire, says.

      She is deaf and has cerebral palsy. She uses a special computer to communicate, but also relies on the help of personal assistants funded by the ILF.

      “It will be terrible because I will feel so depressed and unable to take part in society. My parents will have to look after me and may even have to give up their paid work. My life will be worthless.”

      The ILF means “I can come to work and do a meaningful job,” says Daphne Branchflower, 64, who works for the NHS.

      “I’m hoping to work until I’m 71 because I was a late starter.”

      Speaking through his PA, Mark Williams, a former social worker, laughs that the ILF allows him to be part of the “Big Society”.

      PA Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud
      Dangerous: Lord Freud’s words are not as bad as his deeds

      “It means I can be an active school governor,” he says.

      Don Jones, who cares for his sister Sheila who has severe learning ­difficulties and autism, says he fears having to do her personal care.

      “We’re now fighting for my sister’s survival. I can’t afford to sit back and think that the local
      authorities are going to provide because they won’t.”

      Angela’s story encapsulates the worst fears of disabled people.

      But instead of reforming the system to make her care more like the ILF, the Government plans instead to drag ILF users into the same badly funded mess.

      “You can see why people who receive the ILF are prepared to fight so hard for everyone who needs it,” says Kate Belgrave.

      “Those people generally use their ILF money to pay for the extra care hours that councils can’t afford.”

      Angela, a masters graduate, listened to David Cameron speak about his beloved son Ivan at the Conservative Party conference with sadness, but she says she wants to tell him “I am still alive, and I need help”.

      When she found herself at ASDA at 5am, she says she thought: “Am I really living in one of the richest ­countries in the world? Why is my life so undervalued?”

      Nadia wants to tell the Prime Minister about her hopes for the future. “I want to travel the world, study at university, live independently, become a model, interview famous people, become a working adviser for disability rights and to have a relationship and children.”

      In other words, she wants an ­independent life

      • ………………AND ANOTHER HEINOUS CUNT THAT WANTS FIRING INTO DEEP SPACE…..

        And Lord Freud’s colleague Esther McVey is also in campaigners’ sights

        As the calls for Lord Freud to be fired reach fever pitch, Wirral TUC is dedicating itself to getting rid of his colleague – local MP Esther McVey.

        Under McVey’s reign as Employment Minister at the DWP, around 800,000 people have been sanctioned, plunging families into misery and poverty. And a million visits have been made to foodbanks.

        Public meeting this Friday at 7pm, Woodchurch Leisure Centre, CH49 8EH. John McDonnell MP will speak.

  87. “Fairness, dignity and respect are values we all share.”

    That is a false assumption and implies that the DWP and Welfare Reform Agitators share those values when they clearly do not, Rebecca credits her opponents with values they obviously do not possess.

  88. Yoseerian Hughes

    Harper……

    What a fucking PRICK! Words cannot express my abject HATRED of these privileged twunts. They waste money left, right and bastard centre, and the poor are pickin’ up the tab while they laugh their tits off……

    £850m the cunt’s wasted on not deportin’ foreign lowlives; he himself even employed an illegal immigrant, which led to his resignation form the home office (Should’ve been HANGED for treason for it, in my view).

    Now his big idea is to take the remainin’ pittance from the poor to pay for HIS fuck-up??

    The shower of shite never fail to rile me………

    I wouldn’t bat an eyelid if him & the rest of the toff vermin (AND their progeny) were rounded up & experimented on, mengele-style, right this fuckin’ instant.

    They’re of no other use to society.

  89. I seem to recall these shop-your-neighbour posters being displayed under Labour also (no surprise there).

  90. Our labour run council has them printed on all housing benefit forms i.e. if you know anyone that is committing fraud call this number.
    I called the councils number and complained about asking people to be snoops, when Tony Blair was in power to no avail.

  91. I’d put in a simple law-if it was Jewish people or blacks being aimed at instead of unemployed people, would average people see it as anti-Semitic or racist? And if a campaign was seen that way, it wouldn’t go ahead.

  92. Benefit fraud is so tiny, that it actually costs more to waste taxpayers’ money to go after it and so breaks the idea of saving money to pay off the national debt. Benefit admin is the cause of national debt rising.

    The Greens are offering in 2015 manifesto an end to caring less if someone gets their own tax money back spread around the population, so ensuring whatever happens in life, have the basic food and fuel money.

    The Greens are offering:

    – Citizen income, enhanced for the disabled / chronic sick, til get state pension payout which will be at the same rate.

    This will be universal, non-means tested, no constant assessments, no sign on, not required to be actively seeking work, and best of all, non-withdrawable.

    I don’t get any benefit of any kind after 2 years of trying, registered disabled, lost state pension payout at 60 (joining the 530,000 women since last year), no Jobseekers as knew couldn’t comply and feared being fined and anyway benefit is taxed as well as tiny works pension, after early retired not because afford to but because of austerity job cuts, so in lieu of redundancy. The DLA replaced by PIP will be taxed in the future.

    The taxation of benefit is far below the basic tax allowance.

    And how is this afforded?

    Because the poorest people pay a 90 per cent tax rate from the 75 per cent of taxes that come from stealth taxes and VAT, that we all pay, in or out of work and however long we live.

    Neither is the state pension a benefit that cannot be afforded.

    The ring fenced National Insurance Fund has been full for decades, not needing a top up from tax.

    A significant number of women born from 1953 will get no state pension for life, at a time when benefits are reducing or being lost.
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

    And women born from 1953 and men born from 1951 of poorest workers.

    Even someone turning 80 from 2016 will lose a top up from their pro rata basic state pension.

  93. Robin The Boy Wonder

    My cousin is getting more bullshit off the JCP vermin. He was told he could print out his Universal Jobmatch crap and take it in when he signed on (and which he has never failed to do). Now the sods are trying to get him to grant them access to his account. First they tried provocation: ‘If you’ve got nothing to hide, you won’t mind us seeing it.’ That didn’t work, so then they became patronizing: ‘Imagine all the money you’d save on ink and paper…’ Firstly, he doesn’t have any money. Secondly, he gets a mate in the PC business to print it out. And thirdly, like they really care about his financial state or fortunes…. I don’t think it’s a question of him not wanting them to see it. There’s nothing to see or hide: just a crappy job search… What bugs him is the idea of these pencil necked parasites nosying and being up his arse 24/7. They are only interested in their own agenda and targets. They would kill people if IDS/DWP told them to. They don’t give a shit about anyone as a human being. And they are, quite simply, the scum of the earth.

  94. The true fraudsters are the DWP who are systematically going through everyonce bank account to find if you have saving, the UK banks are not independent banks they are the bank of HMRC there is no distinction.
    UK banks hand over your personal details and bank account data without any regards for your data protection rights.
    DWP are illegally incorrectly calculating the alleged overpayment amounts and then threatening you with prosecution if you don’t cough up the money they want, they also close benefit claims leaving one destitute so you can die in the cold of your unheated home with only a box of corn flakes in the cupboard which you have to get from the food bank.
    Who ever grasses up supposed benefit fraudsters are resigning the claimant to misery and deprivation in some miss guided idea that this will help the economy.
    Benefit fraud accounts for 0.7% of spending on benefits while for example Apple have $30Billion stashed away in off shore accounts never having paid any tax on this money how perverse this country has become.

  95. Indeed I would not.

    Indeed I would not grass on anyone! It’s none of my business and people do what they have to in order to survive!.
    Not only that but I wouldn’t even know who was falsely claiming benefits. I just about know my neighbours names, and I wouldn’t care anyway. Got enough worries of my own.!

  96. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
    Another excellent piece from Mr Void. It’s noticeable that, under both Blair and the Tories, as the government cosied up to multi-millionaires and the super-rich, so adverts appeared on TV and hoarding encouraging people to spy on their neighbours in case they were benefit fraudsters. The specious rationale for this was that these people were thieves taking money from the public, money that could be better spent elsewhere. And all this at the same time the government was privatising and deregulating industry, and granting massive tax cuts to the rich. As the Void says in this article, it’s not about saving money, it’s about making claimants’ lives as poor and miserable as possible. It’s an attempt to turn Britain into the kind of surveillance society like Nazi Germany or the former Soviet Union, in which citizens were encouraged to spy on their neighbours for possible treasonous, ‘anti-state’ or ‘anti-Soviet’ activities. The logical extension of this was the recommendation by one extremely asinine Lib Dem peer that the benefit claimants should have the details of their income published as public record. It’s simply another way of turning the unemployed into despised helots, enslaved by the state.

  97. dairyofanonnymoose

    Reblogged this on Dairy of A Nonny Moose and commented:
    Thanks to Johnny Void for writing this.

  98. This nightmare has now been rolled out throughout N.Ireland and the DWP over here are a bunch of jumped up facists.

    I suffer with Type1 diabetes for over 35 years and have developed complications with the condition. I also suffer severe depression, but i must return to work as i have two legs and two arms. !!? I have been placed on JSA and have failed to find work, i live alone and these assholes have broken into my home, gone through my belongings. I am now on the highest stress medication i have ever been been perscribed and honestly feel i can take no more.

    I am in my mid 40’s and suffered a nervous breakdown just over three years ago the last time these assholes invaded my privacy by breaking into my home and noone beleived me.

    In the last few weeks i have had the old feeling of i have been here before. This time i beleive i have been strong enough to gather some strong evidence, My flat has recently been sold to a new landlord , my cooker doesn’t work, all the doors in my home need replacing as the cheap doors are now needing replacement. My upstairs flat has no fire exit and i have been reliably told, that it is “Unfit for habitation”.

    Very recently my new landlord contacted me to say that my flat needed to be inspected by the HMO office. He duly arrived with landlord and would not even look me in the face. He also failed to produce any id which i understand is an offence. Anyways, i decided to play along and see what would happen. I was distracted by one while the other went through my belongings. I ordered them both from my flat and truly felt this as an invasion of my privacy and intimidation.

    My home is a privatel

  99. Sorry but im on my phone

    …my flat is privately rented and i am a long term resident. My new landlord has openly stated he wants me out and now employs an estate agent to manage property. They too are awful, they telephoned me an hour before the visit to say that a HMO officer and landlord would be calling to inspect property.

    I asked for name of HMO officer and was given his name. The two arrived and the hmo officer would not even look me in the face never mind show id. The two pushed by me and were only interested in what few possessions i have and not the actual property problems.

    I ordered them from my home and made a complaint to estate agent regarding invasion of privacy & intimidation. I have met with a brickwall and been fobbed off and do not know what i should do next?

    I now know where i met this asshole before and remember that he is one of the sam assholes who terrorised me three years ago and he works for the dole office i sign on at. The DWP dept upstairs. I refuse to let my complaint go but am at a loss as to how i tackle this. ….Please help me!

    They have terrorised me in the past & attempted the same most recently and i am determind to fight back.

  100. I know all about it my new ours (or rather the bloke firmly having a thumb pressed on his weakly forehead) reported me for benefit fraud stating I have a boyfriend (which I haven’t for ten years!) and he was living with me!, my Childrens Dad comes to see the Children and we ha e remained friends for the Children’s sakes, (which actually is better than him being a every other weekend Dad you’d think lol🙂, we do occasionally take the Children out which both go halves on mainly because my younger child is autistic so sometimes hard to handle so we go together with them, he certainly doesn’t live with me and I’d rather stay single anyway, so basically they were just being malicious it’s disgraceful, especially seeing as I lost Mum to Cancer not long ago at such a young age and I suffer depression, asthma and a heart condition, dont even want to step outside my house anymore😦

  101. Brave New World Holocaust

    It happened tome too, benefit fraud accusation that I never once even dared to commit I am in a ‘platonic’ non-sexual relationship without any children and both me and my male friend are disabled and suffer long term mental health conditions (mine because I have sustained lifelong sexual abuse throughout my childhood) and my male friend because he suffers from schizophrenia. We are not in a regular or even ‘normal’ relationship other than a platonic basis, yet no more than the what the ESA rules stipulate and both pay our own bills and do not share our benefit support.

    We both also live in specific supported housing accommodation with our own support workers, and where cohabitation something that is regularly checked, despite any mental health protection under the disability laws that may apply. However, one very nosy neighbour did report me for benefit fraud because he and some other neighbour noticed just how often it appeared to them, how much time we spent together, yet allegations thankfully crushed because I proved to them that I did not share any benefits’ income, I am a thoroughly law abiding citizen and have never once been charged with any past or current criminal offence in my entire life and nor my male friend.

    It has left me completely angered and massively distrustful of even the benefits’ system workers for ever taking the allegations into account when me and my friend are deemed ‘vulnerable adults’ living in the care system of sorts for our individual mental health conditions and dependent upon these services as a direct result. I have worked throughout much of my 20’s and 30’s and paid taxes despite my resurfacing long term mental health issues and at least tried to better myself in the process to become educated having come from an impoverished and abused childhood background, yet have not yet reached the kind of life-goals I imagined I would have done by now but haven’t. My male friend had also worked for a good 14 years before he had a massive breakdown and why he ended up in supported housing like myself – we have never once had a sexual relationship because of our different life experiences that have caused us both to become asexual – none sexual or physically intimate,

    We would both like to occupy-own a shared mobile home in the future yet terrified of the consequences of the implications to our social security benefits as an ‘amicable yet platonic friendship’ – most rare in these days of male-female relationships where it is naturally assumed you are operating as a married couple, despite it being not at all entirely so .

    I understand completely that there are benefit fraudsters out there, yet I am not one of them by any stretch of the imagination-truth – they likely have villas in Spain and/or lucrative home-ownership business deals I have no experience myself, nor understand how it that people can and do get away with. What upsets me however is that the government give total and full permission to ‘investigate’ claims of benefit fraud amongst the most vulnerable in society – those who cannot work because of mental health conditions and have no access to elaborate business related professionals and networks; likely minimal on the whole scheme of things. I am very articulate; intelligent; cultured and phenomenally multi-skilled on the whole, yet also a very honest and compassionate person who would like to excel and find my own way out of benefit-trap poverty in the very near future – I have often been in low-paid menial jobs and bullied for my looks and skills in the past, why I cannot just jump into any employment based upon my current mental health – I would simply diminish very quickly and think about taking my life once again, and in the midst of re-reporting my abusers since the 26 year gap that the police in the past could not chase up abuse claims.

    It is not my fault that I am where I am, and neither is it mine or anyone else s’ fault that economic greed rules the world. The 3rd Reich SS killed and maimed not just the Jews yet the disabled and the non economic contributors of a warped capitalist system. What has changed to disprove the social and economic cleansing of the poorer masses in the 21st century? – I see only the economic and social urgency of the government to punish and wipe out the disabled masses whose social security benefits have been cut so deeply that they either perish or tolerate them whilst leech-like business and media opportunist loyalists gain more in income than ever before. People I know; people you know; people in the news who are directly experiencing the biggest welfare cuts are the very people whom society at large are meant to be protecting – the ‘vulnerable’ as Cameron says: “will be protected and will be spared the most difficult of benefit cuts, we make”, yet not at all elaborating truthfully in his speech, whom he considers to be the most vulnerable other than the over 70’s whose lives already almost over, yet still on the voting system.

    This Brave New Holocaust is exterminating not only the weak poorest, yet also the lowest wage earning masses complete and for reasons that perplex and divide our western society of illusory equality for all.

    • It’s disgraceful, I feel for you on this I have been through so much stress losing my Mum and having to homeschool my Autistic Son due to mainstream bullies, I didn’t expect my neighbours to also become spiteful bullies to try and get a little bonus cash!, the children’s Dad has since had a heart attack because of the stress feeling he can’t even come visit his own children! X

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