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Benefit Capped? Get a job you lazy bast***s! Oh, you cant! — SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

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 […]

Benefit Cap – a real example of Arbeit macht frei — SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

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 – […] […]

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New Overall Household Benefit Cap – coming very soon!

New Lower Overall Household Benefit Cap coming: please read this post if it’s the only thing from HOOH you ever read! On 7th November, the government begins to roll out the new Overall Household Benefit Cap.Under the new Cap, the maximum total benefits that a household can receive will be £384.62. (The limit for a […]

All DV refuges will close not just the 67% Women’s Aid say

Around 30% of women who flee domestic violence and abuse have no children and are under 35 years of age. Under this governments LHA maxima policy they will receive between £45 per week in housing b… Source: All DV refuges will close not just the 67% Women’s Aid say

The Benefit Cap in Leeds – a £93k PER DAY added cost to the council — SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

Last week I received details of the DWP scan from May 2016 which are the actual figures the DWP expects to be hit by the reducing overall benefit cap in Leeds. I strongly maintain the DWP figures are incredulously low and the actual number of households affected could double in Leeds and indeed nationally from […]

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Update: press your councillors to oppose the Housing and Planning Act

Hands Off Our Homes is busy pressing our Council to join the campaign against the Housing and Planning Act. To do this we need all Leeds councillors to hear from as many concerned tenants and residents as possible. To help with this we have created a letter for people to send to their councillors or […]

Post Brexit – don’t let the racists divide us!

Post Brexit – don’t let the racists divide us! Hands Off Our homes note with regret the recent rise in racist scapegoating following the Brexit vote last month. People voted ‘leave’ for a whole number of reasons, not simply immigration. For many it was a protest against worsening social and economic conditions and a political […]