Monthly Archives: July 2011

Next Stages

Oops! Lounging in Italy meant that I forgot to say that the second reading of the Bill in the Lords has been put back to September 13th after the recess. This is a general discussion session and precedes the more … Continue reading

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Tax Credit to Universal Credit Transition

An interesting day today at the annual DWP Convention. Unusually hesitant presentations by officials and ministers. Lord Freud made several errors in his address and the general lack of certainty in the details of the new scheme, even after the … Continue reading

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Capping Hits the Headlines

The main story in today’s Observer is a leaked letter from DCLG about the effects of the proposed capping. You can read it at Tories admit benefit cuts risk 40,000 homeless families. The likely effects aren’t new, many organisations and … Continue reading

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Childcare Again

Still no decision but I gather that the options are narrowed to Option A or Option B. These are generally seen as being the ‘least bad’ of the proposals but will still mean losses for existing childcare help recipients. They … Continue reading

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