general election and the Welfare State

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    peterdelamothe
    Keymaster

    We are about to enter purdah.

    Purdah bars civil servants from any act which clearly or directly conflicts with the stated intentional commitments (manifesto) of the Cabinet or Shadow Cabinet during the election campaign period.

    So nothing new can be done now until after July 4th. I suspect that senior civil servants will be very careful now…they have been in the past.

    It is noticeable that the Labour Party has said almost nothing about their plans for the welfare state and we will need to wait for their manifesto. They have never been committed to Universal Credit in the past but we will see. the Trades Union Congress is no fan and has called for it to be abolished. Similar comments can apply to Council Tax and only Wales (Labour controlled) have made significant changes and published a plan on further reform.

    #287103
    John Boxall
    Participant

    Bring Back Council Tax Benefit as a National scheme, anyone?

    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

    #287107
    nickkeogh
    Participant

    Got enough workbooks to do audit-wise thank you very much

    #287108
    Kay_Tade
    Participant

    Got enough workbooks to do audit-wise thank you very much

    The last 3 years I am guessing? 2, if you have been ok, and lucky!

    #287110
    peterdelamothe
    Keymaster

    Last day for M.P.s. All gone…now just candidates.

    Sad day for me to see some of these members of parliament stand down from Parlip. Harriet Harman was once Minister for the Welfare State including HB. I met her a couple of times.

    Karen Buck Westminster North MP was one of my favs. She came to the hbinfo conference to speak once and I met her a number of times often with Ghita to talk about HB when she was the opposition lead. Long time ago now.

    New generation will take over of course

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    nickkeogh
    Participant

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    #287226
    nickkeogh
    Participant

    Got enough workbooks to do audit-wise thank you very much

    The last 3 years I am guessing? 2, if you have been ok, and lucky!

    2021/22 still I’m afraid

    #287227
    nickkeogh
    Participant

    Got enough workbooks to do audit-wise thank you very much

    The last 3 years I am guessing? 2, if you have been ok, and lucky!

    2021/22 still I’m afraid – and modified scheme to boot

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