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Hi Ladies and Gents

 

Not sure if anyone has any further information on the UC roll out happening in June across the North West. Could anyone tell me how it is implemented and who is affected first?

I don't claim JSA as self employed but do claim WTC/CTC, HB and CTC help as a single Parent. As an existing claimant will I be back of the queue.? Thanks!

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I would not be in to much of a rush to say the wheels will fall of this wagon. Remember they got all the money they have saved from the people on benefits already to mess about with and keep the wagon rolling.

 

And also remember that they are pushing for HS2 with its £xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx price tag. Jeez the money they could save by just scrapping that one thing. Makes what they have saved doing what they have to the benefits system look like very small chicken feed. I mean come on how many roads would that sum of money repair or how much better would the hospitals be if they had access to it.

 

I mean look at JSA, WP whatever don't even account for 2% of the total welfare bill but it's those they are hitting hardest.

 

Think it's all a political smokescreen. drum up hysteria in the welfare system so they can take the pressure off them doing something else on the quite

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