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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 10 Apr 2018 13:17 #6935

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A government adviser is warning of a “backlash” when millions of people transfer to universal credit.

Paul Gray, chair of the independent social security advisory committee has warned that there may be a ‘backlash‘ as significant numbers of people are moved onto universal credit. He said:

“As part of the austerity programme, the last government decided it was going to take a substantial chunk out of the welfare budget. But this will now be seen as a problem with universal credit, not a more generic issue about reducing the cost of the welfare system. That poses a significant challenge once those receiving tax credits start to migrate in serious numbers over to universal credit”.

According to think tank Resolution Foundation, 3.2 million families will be worse off under universal credit, losing an average of £48 a week, or almost £2,500 a year. Single parents will suffer most, with many losing £57 a week, or almost £3,000 a year. Some families will lose as much as £100 a week.

www.resolutionfoundation.org/app/uploads/2018/02/Outlook-2018.pdf

Esther the Fester ploughing on regardless, blind to the reality:

“Universal credit has had a positive impact since its start, as shown through published research and analysis. Independent research shows us that people are spending more time looking for work, applying for more jobs and even doing jobs they would not have considered doing before.”
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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 10 Apr 2018 14:14 #6936

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"“Universal credit has had a positive impact since its start, as shown through published research and analysis. Independent research shows us that people are spending more time looking for work, applying for more jobs and even doing jobs they would not have considered doing before.”

Sylvesters at it again,

Independent research has shown :cheer:
lets see them results then against real peoples experience,i hear a deafening silence.

spending more time looking for work :cheer:
Urghhhh I'd say NO! their just pretending to make it look good :)


doing jobs they would not have considered doing before
Urghhhh I'd say NO! their being forced into jobs they would not have been before :)

The woman is deluded.




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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 10 Apr 2018 15:56 #6938

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3.2 million families will be worse off under universal credit

Not forgetting also those who lose their ESA benefit who are found `fit for work` and then are asked to claim UC. If they choose to go down this path, they will find their WRAG ESA payment under UC will be £29 a week LESS upon winning an appeal as it is not paid under UC rules. So it`s well worth waiting on a Mandatory Reconsideration to be done and then appeal if necessary Once you do this and have a letter from the Tribunals service accepting your appeal, you can ask DWP for the ESA assessment rate to be re-instated (this pays £73.10p a week) while your appeal is pending. Much better than jumping onto the Universal Credit bandwagon if you can afford the wait.
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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 10 Apr 2018 17:07 #6941

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Grateful to the ‘Disabled People Against Cuts’ website at:
dpac.uk.net/2018/02/esther-mcvey-lies-again-and-to-work-and-pensions-committee/
for yet another example of Fester’s inability to tell the truth.

Letter from the Chair to SoS for Department of Work and Pensions relating to PIP appeal data.
9-February-2018

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From the Chair
9 February 2018



Rt Hon Esther McVey
Secretary of State
Department for Work and Pensions

PIP appeal data
During our inquiry on PIP and ESA assessments, your Department kindly provided to us estimated unit costs of MRs and Appeals. This indicated that different costs are attached to PIP appeals depending on whether they relate to new or reassessed claims.


Seeking to understand the financial implications of appeals for the Department, Committee staff inquired on 30 January:

‘Of the 170,000 PIP appeals since 2013, how many were for new claims and how many were reassessments?’

We were duly informed:

‘The information on the number of PIP appeals is from HMCTS published statistics and this information is not available from HMCTS for new claims and reassessments. We were therefore unable to estimate the full cost of appeals to your Department, although the Ministry of Justice informed us that in 2016/17 its appeals expenditure was £103 million.
(Cost of Social Security and Child Support appeals, of which the majority relate to PIP/ESA.)

It was with some surprise, therefore, that we today received data released in response to an FOI request. This provided estimated costs per month spent on PIP appeals broken down by new and reassessed claims.

You will be aware that we are shortly due to publish our report. That this data was provided in response to an FOI request, but not for our Report, is doubly regrettable since the key theme of our report is the need to introduce much greater trust and transparency into the PIP and ESA systems.

Might you please explain how this occurred?

Best wishes,
Rt Hon Frank Field MP
Chair
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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 10 Apr 2018 18:45 #6943

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YNWA: You'll Never Walk Alone
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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 16 Apr 2018 11:55 #7050

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This morning Esther Mcvey is appearing before a committee of the Scottish Parliament at Hollyrood.

Meeting had to be suspended when angry members of the public in the public gallery heckled her.

SNP MP Ben Macpherson asked her to apologise for the suffering and distress that has been caused by the roll-out of UC.
www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/politics/scottish-politics/636570/uk-minister-esther-mcvey-shouted-down-by-benefit-protesters-in-holyrood/

Watch it on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/scottishparliament/videos/1606111069487313
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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 16 Apr 2018 13:10 #7052

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I hope they make a quick exit by the back door or she may not get out without a baying mob chasing her flashy car back to the airport.
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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 16 Apr 2018 13:33 #7053

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I hope they make a quick exit by the back door or she may not get out without a baying mob chasing her flashy car back to the airport.

I don’t hope that she can so easily get away at all.

I hope that she gets such a rousting before leaving hallowed Scottish soil that she never sets foot on it again. Even better if England refused her re-entry onto their territory
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Esther Mcvey Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Ignores Government Advisor 18 Apr 2018 01:35 #7098

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Rick B @TenPercent
28 Jan
Hi @samaritans Esther McVey was listed as member of your advisory board in december 2017, itself worrying, now as DWP minister & responsible for grave & systemic human rights abuses is she still on the Samaritans board? www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/667965/2017-12-14_List_of_Ministers_Interests_December_2017_FINAL.pdf

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Hi Rick, Esther McVey MP is part of our advisory board, which provides us with informal support & helped us launch our 116 123 free to call number. You can find out more about what they do here: www.samaritans.org/about-us/our-organisation/structure-and-governance/our-trustees/our-advisory-board
19:22 - 29 Jan 2018

Would be funny if it weren't true.
Imagine feeling suicidal, ringing the Samaritans, and hearing her on the other end?
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