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First, a reminder that our regular meetings are now on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7pm, at the UNISON offices on Woodhouse Lane, opposite the universities and the Fenton pub. That means our next meeting should be next Wednesday, 21st December. We are aware that many people might be away or busy with […]

The Benefit Cap …I could go on and on with the impacts of this policy and without any form of conspiracy theory whatsoever say that UK employers who have staff on full time minimum wage jobs … Source: The Benefit Cap rationale is unscrupulous UK employers!

Just an extra update to inform everyone that the government has announced it is scrapping the policy of compulsory higher rents for council tenants on joint incomes of £31,000 and above (£40,000 in London). Instead, it is to be left to the discretion of individual local authorities and housing associations whether to implement a policy […]

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First, some dates for your diary: This Saturday, 19th November: stalls in Little London with information and campaign materials, and promoting a public meeting to be held on Wednesday 23rd November. If you can help, please contact Ellen for more details – either by email here or by text/phone message on 07930966205. Wednesday 23rd November, […]

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To see what amount of rent you may have to pay from your other benefits, look at the table here https://gallery.mailchimp.com/799f9a8a38b36956fecbae20b/files/NewBenefitCapLevels.pdf Baseline benefits means JSA/ESA plus child benefit and child tax credit if applicable. If you are on ESA (WRAG group only – the Support Group is exempt from the cap), you will in theory get […]

Whether its the right-wing Taxpayers Alliance or from 72%** of allegedly rational voters the stock answer to those about to be benefit capped is get a job like the rest of us! Yet over 86% of current capped households cant do that! Earlier this week the DWP released the data on the current households who […]

The BBC local news covered a story about “John” (not his real name) from Wirral in Merseyside who has had a Benefit Cap letter from the DWP The above is the letter or a screenshot of it from the BBC North West Tonight article that you can watch here – 40 seconds of misery – […] […]