Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels

Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels 

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Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels 

Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels

Iain Duncan Smith has hailed the success of the benefit cap – on the same day that the Ministry of Justice reported a record number evictions among renting households.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said the cap provided “a clear incentive to people to get into work”, as figures showed thousands of capped households were now claiming working tax credits instead.

But Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb said the government’s welfare cuts combined with “sky-high housing costs” had forced thousands of people out of their homes.

According to the latest figures from the Department of Work and Pensions, 23,100 households had their housing benefit capped during February with over 60% being single parent families.

Of the overall total, 83% were capped by £100 or less a week; 59% had between one and four children, and 63% were a single parent with child dependants.

 

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Evictions of rental tenants hit a record high as homeless charity Shelter calls for Government to act

 

 

 

Street Democracy writes:

 

The Tory’s dynamic force of bullying expeditions shunting the poor from place to place is a monumental mechanism to disempower, humiliate and trash further the poorest from society.

 

Home’s for the poverty stricken are temporary short term glorified B & B’s, in fact you needn’t bother unpacking.

Volleying evil and smashing it down upon the poorest is social and political disempowerment as the ‘dissposses cannot reign’, minds full of survival techniques there isn’t room for much else.

 

The elegant rape of the minds of the poorest, with stress and evictions, with homelessness, with no money for a place to live, assassinates the character of those financially struggling to survive.

 

A bombardment of red ‘you owe money’ letters, hostile dialogues with no empathy is nothing more than ‘evil in print’ land in your home as a warrantless invasion, a forced intimacy of unwelcoming into your home.

 

Homes become dark eerie frightening places with evictions hanging over your head. You cannot relax, you feel unwelcome and your dignity is not sacred. Life is boxed and placed in black bin liners.

 

The uncertainty is agony. A true cataclysmic shattering of the self, who you are, with no stability and social expulsion from society as a temporary homeless person or family of the under class.

Iain Duncan ‘soulless suit’ Smith, will devour the low income earners, the unemployed and disabled people as a form of ethnic cleansing to price the poor out of areas and richer tenants in.

 

He has no conscience and is morally bankrupt for certain.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

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Eleven reasons the poor are worried that Iain Duncan Smith is back in charge of benefits cuts

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Street Democracy writes:
Iain Duncan Smith, a bully who sets a furious expedition towards the poorest in society.
We are so atomised, divided, many single minds and their tv’s, the bainwasher, how do the silenced poor speak out?
Protesting is criminalised by a militarised police state, that only the bravest will demonstrate!
noam-chomskys-quotes-1
He has a sinister art towards the lower end of society, the poor, vulnerable, disabled people, those unable to contribute towards a working week of making ‘real’ feelings of powerless and disbelief.
‘Death dealing policies’ that value human life only as commodities, with no intrinsic value, no ‘we understand your pain and dilemma’ language as Tory democracy avenues close to dissent, the critiques, those with legitimate rage.
The Tories ears are ‘open wide shut’, in some hideous horror show embracing our political theatre with menacing jaws of hostility we have come to recognise.
We fear IDS because he is soulless, serves the oligarchs and has no compassion, perfect to slash rip and disintegrate the Welfare State.
He is a psychopath, no empathy, Tory figure of darkness, a fiend in motion.
How does the public disseminate Tory lies and deception, the Tory jibes against the working poor and propaganda? How do we stop those of society fast asleep who believe them too?
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy
new Monday 11th May 2015 at 09:05 By David Icke

‘David Cameron has reappointed Iain Duncan Smith as Work and Pensions Secretary, meaning he will be in charge of making the huge benefit cuts the Conservatives pledged in their manifesto.

The man who presided over the ‘bedroom tax’ and the £26,000 benefits cap now has to find a further £12 billion in welfare savings.

The pledge – which will hit the working age poor – was one of the most controversial parts of the Conservative manifesto.

But during the campaign they only said where £2 billion of these savings would come from. With a further £10 billion to find, here are seven reasons why people should be worried about the ruthless figure of Mr Duncan Smith returning to the Department for Work and Pensions.’

Read more: Eleven reasons the poor are worried that Iain Duncan Smith is back in charge of benefits cuts

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Duncan Smith accused of ‘let them eat cake’ moment after suggesting zero-hours contracts be renamed ‘flexible hours’

Duncan Smith accused of ‘let them eat cake’ moment after suggesting zero-hours contracts be renamed ‘flexible hours’


‘Tory Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith came under fire today after suggesting that zero-hours contracts should be re-named ‘flexible hours’.
Labour said the ‘Marie Antoinette’ moment by the Work and Pensions Secretary showed ‘just how out of touch the Tories are’ about the lives of working people.
The future of zero-hours deals has become of the key issues of the election battle over jobs, with Labour pledging to ban exploitative deals.’
Read more: Duncan Smith accused of ‘let them eat cake’ moment after suggesting zero-hours contracts be renamed ‘flexible hours’

Wow! CC supports 600 tenants to appeal the bedroom tax – cc all ha’s by joehalewood

Wow! CC supports 600 tenants to appeal the bedroom tax – cc all ha’s

by joehalewood

Coast & Country Housing Association is supporting up to 600 of its tenants to appeal the bedroom tax. This is ingenious and look at what this plan is and not simply assume that this anti bedroom campaigner would say that in any case and dismiss for that reason.  Every other social landlord will see just […]

Labour to call on Lib Dems to back scrapping bedroom tax by Inside Housing

Labour to call on Lib Dems to back scrapping bedroom tax

Street Democracy writes:

The catastrophic collapse of British democracy is no more apparent then with the bedroom tax.

A fantastic obliteration of financial help, the poorest have been left with obscene debt and never ending rent arrears.

The Lib Dems, a real no point political party, are only changing sides to gain votes so if Labour win, they may join them and remain in Westminster after jeering the Tories out.

It is political spill. It is meaningless, no empathy death dealing politics by disconnected politicians who couldn’t care less about low earners and social housing tenants.

All they know is the bedroom tax is an unpopular policy and if they wish for votes they have to now regurtitate and vomit up their support for it.

The bedroom tax is a numbing exhaustion of financial sanctioning against the poorest families and trust me, the politicians don’t care. 

David Miliband is a millionaire and has never experienced going without.

The bedroom tax with its invisible chains, is an invasion into the homes of innately decent and peaceful social housing tenants.

For more on the ridiculous back track of our political leaders click here or continue reading:

Labour to call on Lib Dems to back scrapping bedroom tax by Inside Housing

Labour will challenge the Liberal Democrats in the autumn to join them in voting to scrap the bedroom tax entirely, Rachel Reeves has said.
Rachel Reeves
Source: Labour
Rachel Reeves: ‘The very first thing I will do if I am secretary of state for work and pensions next May is repeal the bedroom tax’

The shadow work and pensions secretary announced the plan at the Labour Party’s annual conference in Manchester yesterday.
Ms Reeve said that Labour, which says it will scrap the policy completely if elected, will call a parliamentary vote and challenge the Liberal Democrats to back it. Nick Clegg’s party earlier this month voted, along with Labour, for a private members bill to exempt large numbers of people from the bedroom tax.
That bill would exempt those who have not received a reasonable alternative offer of accommodation and disabled people whose homes have been adapted.
Labour is now pushing the Liberal Democrats to go further and back complete abolition of the policy.
Ms Reeves said: ‘The very first thing I will do if I am secretary of state for work and pensions next May is repeal it.
‘It is unfair, it is unworkable and it is on its way out – across the whole of the United Kingdom. Scrapped, binned, axed, abolished, put out of its misery, consigned to the history books.’
‘And for those Liberal Democrats who now say they are against it too, we will see how serious they are when parliament returns.’
Inside Housing revealed last week that Labour could scrap the coalition government’s flagship benefits policy Universal Credit within months of May’s election if elected.

What is a bedroom – There is a minimum size and specification…from the coalition by joehalewood

What is a bedroom – There is a minimum size and specification…from the coalition

by joehalewood

This coalition government DO have a minimum room size and minimum room width and a detailed specification of what constitutes a bedroom and below is a game changer in the bedroom tax and especially in appealing this ill-conceived policy. In the bedroom tax everything hinges on the term ‘bedroom’ as Housing Benefit is only reduced (the ‘bedroom tax’) if […]

Coming Soon: The privatised sick note service that will email you back to work

Coming Soon: The privatised sick note service that will email you back to work


‘In two months time the traditional doctor’s note excusing you from work will start to cease being valid if you are still sick after four weeks.
Just before Parliament went into the summer recess welfare reform minister, Lord Freud, announced that a US multinational company,Maximus, which also operates in Canada and Saudi Arabia will take over running the new Health and Work Service for England and Wales.
My report in this week’s Tribune reveals that up to one million people will be affected by the change which appears to be aimed to save the government money.’
Read more: Coming Soon: The privatised sick note service that will email you back to work

212,000 people ‘beaten up for being on benefits’ after being demonised as scroungers

212,000 people ‘beaten up for being on benefits’ after being demonised as scroungers

Street Democracy writes: 

Our political Tory landscape is of dark foundations, of demonisation and criminalisation of the poorest sector of our communities.

This Tory toxicity has been engineered with dispassionate tones towards non-violent citizens condemned by ‘draconian’ rules to incarcerate those in need of welfare.

Of unspeakable wrongness has been vomited up by our Tory Government, aggressively reconfiguring our social landscape by excluding those unable to contribute towards a tax paying week.

Sickening political rituals of sadistic impoverishing death dealing policies of sordid politics to financially destroy those on low incomes is the Tories diabolical brilliance of social destruction.

The Tories own diabolical brilliance is their suffering of immoral, psychopathic personalities ensnared in a web of deception and no empathy.

They are destroying the social fabric of our communities by socially black listing those unable to contribute enough money a need welfare, or are disabled, or out of work.

To socially demonise a group of people is proof the Tories are disengaged from reality, are disconnected from ‘real’ people and don’t have a clue on how to manage our country.

For more on this ‘callous tones’ of the Tories and the damage they have inflicted upon the most vulnerable in our society click here or continue reading:

212,000 people ‘beaten up for being on benefits’ after being demonised as scroungers


‘People on benefits have been beaten up, denied bank accounts and made homeless after being demonised as “scroungers”.
Devastating research reveals that four years of Tory-led war on the poor – and the recent TV series Benefits Street – have taken a terrible toll on the most vulnerable in society.’
Read more: 212,000 people ‘beaten up for being on benefits’ after being demonised as scroungers

Join 11th day of protest – bury the Bedroom Tax and Sanctions

Join 11th day of protest – bury the Bedroom Tax and Sanctions

The national day of protest at Bedroom Tax, Sanctions and benefit cuts Thursday 11th is well timed.   

Labour and Lib Dem MPs now oppose the Bedroom Tax  – because of the Anti Bedroom Tax campaigns.

It shows that if we stand up to Government, we can turn the tide and defeat attacks on benefits.

Join the protest and organise to keep up the pressure. PCS trade union is supporting the protests. London: 11am at Old Palace Yard (opposite Parliament) SW1P 3JY and 
  and1pm DWP HQ Tothill St. London. SW1H 9NA
and in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Huddersfield, Milton Keynes – or send details of your protest   see details here
New leaflet and petition attached.

 We demand an end to the Bedroom Tax, Sanctions and benefit cuts.  We need a fair benefit system for people at work or not, for parents, sick and disabled people.
Get in touch if you need any more info or help
Eileen

for Anti Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Fed

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Bedroom Tax closer to the axe after Tories defeated in shock vote

Bedroom Tax closer to the axe after Tories defeated in shock vote 

Street Democracy writes: 

All community’s welfare claimant’s have been unceremoniously chosen to bare the brunt of the elites failure in managing the economic system in the UK.

The UK’s welfare cuts have slashed and impovished the poorest families further into financial scarcity, a systematic rape of the minds of those in desperate need of money.

Social tenants bound and shackled to seriously restricted financial sanctions, must remain firm and stand together to banish this Bedroom Tax.

Labour and Lib Dems are using this as a weapon, and clearly do not care for Social Housing or their Tenants. This is propagandised drivel purely to gain power within Westminster.

It has nothing to do with Social Housing Tenants, and their welfare. It has nothing to do with disabled Social Housing Tenants in need of their extra bedroom.

There is a huge disconnection between social housing and governmental officials and the poorest are treated as domestic herds of animals.

For more on this two faced political apparatus called ‘votes’ and ‘popularity’ click here for more or continue reading:

Bedroom Tax closer to the axe after Tories defeated in shock vote 

Labour and Lib Dems joined forces to vote in favour a Bill to protect victims of the hated policy. In a hammer blow to David Cameron

The Bedroom Tax came a step closer to being axed today after a shock Tory defeat in the House of Commons.
Labour and Lib Dems joined forces to vote in favour a Bill to protect victims of the hated policy. In a hammer blow to David Cameron, they voted 306 to 231 against the tax.
The move left the Coalition in turmoil and prompted calls for the Tories break up the alliance immediately.
Opponents of the tax warned this was just the first step in what could be gruelling Commons battle and would not scrap the tax completely.
But it was still hailed as a impressive and crucial victory for the hundreds of thousands of victims who have been left hundreds of pounds worse off since the tax was introduced in April last year.
Lib Dem MP Andrew George’s private member’s Bill – called the Affordable Homes Bill – will exempt anyone from the Bedroom Tax unless they can be found a smaller home to move to.
Labour backed the Bill but said they would still abolish the policy completely if elected in next year’s general election.
Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves MP said: “The Government should scrap the hated Bedroom Tax following the overwhelming vote by MPs against the cruel tax on bedrooms today.

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