Tag Archives: DWP

This sort of response is totally un-credible Mims – you need to get the data!


The company I work for is on the small size which means that out of 13 people who work together, one of my colleagues and myself are the most likely to answer the phone. We regularly get calls from agencies … Continue reading

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the Ministers new Surgery


Based on my own very limited observation of Parliamentary debates, at one time only occasionally MPs would stand up and speak about one of their constituents and their experiences so that Parliament could be persuaded to focus on the realities … Continue reading

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Dear Sarah [Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People],


According to a statement you made at the end of 2018 as Parliament was closing down on Thursday 20th December you claimed “The Department has been working at pace and taking the necessary steps required to implement the ruling. We … Continue reading

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A New Year recommendation


One of the best bloggers that I read regularly is my friend Andy Winter, CEO of Brighton Housing Trust whose latest blog posted yesterday on the Government announcement of £1.25M for Brighton and Hove to ‘to prevent homelessness in the first … Continue reading

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A great deal rotten in the Palace of Westminster


The sound of political and financial chickens flying home is surely loud enough for even the most optimistic of our Politicians to realise that shouting out names from behind the despatch box is not going to stop the smell of … Continue reading

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Foodbank Britain and other problems


One of the tragedies inherent in todays report on how dependent the UK has become on charity run foodbanks and other food distribution schemes such as FareShare (I have written extensively about the FareShare scheme I founded in Brighton & Hove) is that … Continue reading

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