Reply To: DWP Carers Allowance Prosecutions

John Boxall

A tribunal judge told the Guardian he was “really troubled” by the DWP’s “harsh” approach and the lack of evidence behind many of the penalties.

The judge, who was not authorised to speak publicly, said he rules in favour of unpaid carers in three-quarters of the carer’s allowance cases before his court, often because the DWP is unable to prove that the person breached its earnings limits.

Starting to look like Post Office 2…………….

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield