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DWP officers fail to turn up at four out of five benefit appeal hearings

Originally posted on Govt Newspeak:
EXCLUSIVE: Just 1,790 out of 9,010 ESA and PIP tribunal hearings in September had a DWP “presenting officer” Labour MP Justin Madders said: “The system needs a radical overhaul” Government officials failed to turn up…

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What the DWP doesn’t want you to know …

Former jobcentre adviser Angela Neville has written a play to expose the harsh reality of the benefits sanctions regime. Angela Neville, 48, is describing events she witnessed as a special adviser in a jobcentre that prompted her to write a … Continue reading

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Doing the job of the police

Check out @lexiababy’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/lexiababy/status/1091214902495232000?s=09

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Register of Members’ Interests – recent changes

Changes to the Register of Members’ Interests Kevin Barron List all MPs and Register editions This page shows how Kevin Barron‘s entry in the Register of Members’ Interests has changed over time, starting at the most recent and working back to … Continue reading

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Kevin Barron – on democracy

Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival which aims to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with the UK Parliament and empower them to get involved. It is part of Parliament’s Vote 100 programme, celebrating equal voting … Continue reading

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Rotherham Council – The Abuse Continues …

Rotherham Abuse Continues A survivor of the Rotherham child exploitation scandal has spoken out calling for a change to the law after the man who raped her as a teenager was offered parental access by the council. Arshid Hussain, who was jailed for 35 years … Continue reading

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100 Years On – The World Commemorates the End of WW1

There is little I can say on the day which commemorates 100 years since Armistice Day, that hasn’t been stated more eloquently or comprehensively by others. Television, newspapers and online media have given us moving and worthy tributes to those … Continue reading

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