Johnny Void’s article on Universal Credit details the cumulative damage it will inflict on people with low incomes across the country, and confirms that, together with the other benefit cuts brought in by the Tories (forget the Liberal Democrats; they’re an irrelevance), this government’s policy has left no stone unturned in its quest to take as much as possible from those who have the least.
Of particular interest is the fact that disabled workers will be £3,000 a year worse off, which confirms what many of us have thought – that this government has been quietly running a pogrom against those with disabilities. Hitler did much the same, back in 1939.
And of course, it has been revealed that Universal Credit will actually cost more to implement than it saves. The author suggests this is due to idiocy but I think it’s about providing more of an excuse for further cuts to public services in the future.

the void

end-child-povertyA report released this week shows that Iain Duncan Smith’s bodged attempts at welfare reform will see the incomes of the working poor, disabled people and parents savaged.

Universal Credit is to be gradually introduced over the next four years and will replace most of the main in and out of work benefits.  DWP Ministers have long claimed that the new benefit will make work pay, yet as details start to emerge about the endlessly complex new system, it seems that for most people this will be anything but the case.

The report produced by the Child Poverty Action Group, along with the TUC,  shows that 60% of households will be worse off under Universal Credit when other changes to benefits and tax credits are taken into account.  Disabled workers will be one of the hardest hit, taking a possible annual loss of almost £3000 a year.

Even those claimants…

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