The DWP needs to be stopped. They have wasted public money, our money trying to defend the indefensible. I believe this is the third time

  • A Number of people who died having been found fit for work
  • the ongoing bedroom tax.

There is a clear public interest in having these figures made public. When the ICO (or other regulator with legal powers) makes a judgement the claimant (DWP) should not be allowed to launch an appeal unless their was a legal fault.


Amy Childs wades into election debate to blast benefit ‘spongers’ – including her own aunt

Firstly a point that need to be clarified. I have absolutely know idea who Amy Childs is. I have no knowledge of her background, job or education. I would also argue she has no knowledge of me or any of the difficulties faced by the so called ‘spongers’

Secondly her comment where said in a political context so lets examine this…

Im a “sponger’ aka I’m disabled and in receipt of Benefits.
(ESA,DLA,Council Tax & Housing Benefit)
I had a 3 year fight for my job and was mentally abused for 3 years! subjected to constant ridicule and constantly being told I was unfit (for my job – they would not even let me try)

I tired to claimed for my breakfast on expenses. (1)
Iain Duncan Smith claimed £39 breakfast on expenses (that’d leave him £14 for the rest of the week)

I claimed for my heating, gas, electric and council tax on expenses. (2)
Stephen Crabb
340 MPs get their energy bills paid on EXPENSES to heat second homes – with one claiming £5,822

I claimed for heating my stables on expenses. (3)
Millionaire Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi claimed for electricity bills at his STABLES

I claimed for a bulldog clip on expenses. (4)
David Cameron claims SEVEN PENCE for bulldog clip on expenses

I stole 90K and only had to make a < 30second apology (5)
Maria Miller’s 30-second expenses apology in House of Commons

I forgot to declare extra income and have to say sorry. (6)
Tory MP Geoffrey Cox Apologises For Failing To Declare ‘Forgotten’ £400,000 Of Income

In the above article she states

The 24-year-old said she’s fed up with the benefits system for encouraging scrounging and claims too much tax goes to those who can work, but don’t want to.

I also going to assume she never had the misfortune of dealing with Access To Work (I talk about AtW Here), the government’s flagship scheme to assist disabled people into work.
The article also comments on her success at running a few businesses.

…after launching a string of lucrative businesses…

I wonder if she’s ever hired from Job Center.
Or if her businesses are Two Tick or Disability Confident accredited.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel says cutting some disabled people’s benefits by £30 a week is justified I don’t like insulting anyone but she’s a witch!

Claimants in that group may have a “limited capability” to work but this does not mean they cannot work at all and so they should be helped out of the “benefits trap”, Ms Patel said.

Access To Work (AtW)

Access to Work


Date uploaded: October 02, 2014
Access to Work is a scheme “managed” by Jobcentre Plus. Its has a simple aim “assist disabled people into work”
this aim is the layered in hundreds of layers of Bureaucracy

A Fantastic example of this is eligibilit
Eligibility should be “Are you disabled?”

Minister for Disabled People

Justine Tomlinson


Justin Tomlinson Profile Picture

As a disabled “young” man I like to state this man does not in anyway represent me.
So in Parliament we’ve had… Esther McVey, Mike Penning, Mark Harper and now Justin Tomlinson

  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with price
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (“bedroom tax”)
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

So he clearly understands the difficulties faced by disabled people.
Other voting record…A selection of Justin Tomlinson’s votes

Fit Note

While an employer can IGNORE this the whole system has been built on quicksand.
I was found fit twice once by by GP and once by a occupational therapist found by my employer.

Until employers see the person not the disability nothing will change.

Equality Act & Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

The equality act states “reasonable adjustments” must be made to accommodate an individual’s disability.
“Reasonable” is never defined, so an employer can say the changes are unreasonable.
My former employer (A Hospital) said there was no need to invoke “reasonable adjustments” as I was unfit to work. Having the “adjustment” may have made it practical but as the did not produce a list they could not assess me against them.
My former employer (A Hospital) produced a risk assessment of the ‘area’ I’d be expected to work in. The only thing this assessment proved is the failed to accommodate any disability.

TwoTick two tick

A PR Stunt by JobCentre Plus its unmanaged and completely pointless.
The scheme has no way to compare to business with Two Tick.
Once awarded there is no mechanism for it to be removed, allowing a business to portray disability awareness.

Disability Confident

Another PR Stunt by DWP
It was embarrassingly revealed that only 400 business had signed up dwp exposes ids lies about success of disability confident campaign

Employment Tribunal

It Would be lovely to believe noting ever goes wrong, but back in reality an Employment Tribunal (ET) offered a small window of hope. An independent body would examine the dispute and make a finial statement.
This now has been removed as a FEE has been introduced for making an ET Claim & The Hearing.
Employment tribunal fees

Type of case Claim fee Hearing fee
Unpaid wages £160 £230
Redundancy pay £160 £230
Breach of contract £160 £230
Unfair dismissal £250 £950
Equal pay £250 £950
Discrimination £250 £950
Whistleblowing £250 £950
Groups or multiple claimants See the fees list See the fees list
All other fees See the fees list See the fees list

Priti Patel

For completeness…
Priti Patel

The Tories’ new DWP minister wants to bring back capital punishment



Having no morals must be a prerequisite for being a Torie.
This was originally a post about morals (or the lack of them) however today’s Facebook post of…
Brutality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in disgraceful images of disabled Merseyside man driven from home

WARNING: The images in the above artical are horrific.

I’m subject to Bedroom Tax, however I’ve been trying to move for 3 years, I’ve been offer a house. No assessment of my needs has been done.

‘Bedroom tax’ – one year on, is it working? Short answer NO – but the DWP new that!

The Prime Minister voiced his opposition to introducing means testing for winter fuel payments, free bus passes and free ­television licences.

He said: “It wouldn’t be fair to target pensioners.”
“It’s right to protect pensioners and give people dignity and security in old age, as this Government has done.”

From Pensioners to keep benefits: Tories promise to provide ‘dignity and security’ for elderly

We then have Iain Duncan Smith targets poor pensioners with plans to scrap free bus passes and winter fuel allowance

“One minute Downing Street are ruling it out and the next Iain Duncan Smith is ruling it in. It is time for the Government to come clean over what exactly they are going to do with pensioner benefits.”

I’m not sure they have a plan or know what they are doing! It would appear election promises are a feature “Hit List”

This unprovoked attack on pensioners come the week after the DWP was exposed for fake benefit claims published on leaflets.

Iain Duncan Smith faces calls to quit over fake quotes scandal as petition attracts more than 19,000 names
The Pertition is > 42,000 Demand Iain Duncan Smith resign over lying to public in DWP sanctions leaflets


Lies, damned lies and Iain Duncan Smith


Aspects of Iain Duncan Smith’s CV

It would seam lying is second nature to IDS. These lies would (or should) make his entire political career a lie at best fraud.


Publish the statistics showing how many people have died after their benefits were stopped
I’m not sure of the delay what are the afraid of ?


We can get one million claimants off disability benefit and into work, says Iain Duncan Smith

The Work and Pensions Secretary will vow to tackle a ‘sicknote culture’
Say too many sick and disabled people don’t work when it is possible
Will tell people who are on disability benefit ‘Work is good for your health’

If I i ever had the misfortune to meet IDS I feer I might be arested!
I hade a “fit note” it was ignored by my employer! I used the “Work is good for your health” again ignored.
I asked EVERYONE for help and was ignored. http://www.mage-net.net/2014/10/15/dowhatwesaynotwhatwedo/


Iain Duncan Smith Says Fake Benefit Quotes ‘Nothing To Do With’ Him
So the head of the DWP has no idea what’s going in his own department. Nice to know where getting value for money.

House of Commons

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr Iain Duncan Smith): I thank the hon. Lady for her question and for her campaigning in this area. I would like to take this opportunity to offer her my condolences, having not spoken to her before.

I am currently reviewing all policy on welfare. The outcome will be announced when the work is complete, but as the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my hon. Friend the Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson), said, it is our intention to protect the most vulnerable, including the disabled. I believe our reforms demonstrate our strong record of supporting disabled people. We introduced the personal independence payment to ensure more support is going to those who need it. More than 700,000 of those who were, once upon a time, stuck on incapacity benefits under Labour are now preparing or looking for work. Spending on disability benefits increased in real terms, and, as my hon. Friend has said, disability employment increased by 238,000 in the previous Parliament.

I’m confused whats “reviewing” – ok lets give him the benefit of doute, the leafles could have been produuced AFTER his review…


Says it all really…