Lord Freud – The Welfare Revolution

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  • #39980
    Anonymous
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    Transcription of Lord Freud’s speech at the Capita Welfare Reform Conference

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/ministers-speeches/2011/06-12-11.shtml

    #114110
    Rob Hawes1
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    If you talk.

    In paragraphs one sentence long.

    Not even complete sentences.

    Sometimes.

    Does that make you.

    More believable.

    More authoritative.

    Or simply silly

    ?

    #114111
    Anonymous
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    Rob you are so cynical! I’m shocked… 🙂

    I think maybe because there isnt really much detail to fill in the gaps…?

    #114112
    Anonymous
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    Lord Freud also provided a video for presentation to the IRRV Scottish Benefits Conference in Crieff last week.

    http://www.irrvscotland.org.uk/item_new.asp?II=916

    #114114
    Rob Hawes1
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    Al, it’s like government by haiku.

    Thanks for the video link, Peem. I shall watch it in the privacy of my own home where I won’t disturb anybody.

    #114118
    nickkeogh
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    Capita must be licking their lips.

    #114122
    dayton609
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    “Benefits are paid to individuals where as most families manage their budget as a household.

    This means the whole experience of claiming benefits has become completely removed from the experience of receiving a wage.

    This encourages dependency because people literally do not know how they will cope without the support of the state.

    Under Universal Credit the default position will be a single, monthly, household payment, wherever possible. ”

    So Individuals will no longer recieve benefits, it has to be as a household. Not to sure how many Households have a bank account in the Household name. Ergo the benefit will HAVE to be paid to an individual :p

    #114124
    nickkeogh
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    And unfortunately not every family in Britain is like a BBC sitcom where they are all sharing, loving and giving. I’ve come across countless cases where the female of the house depends on the CTC that she gets as her partner gives her s*d all else.

    #114134
    peterdelamothe
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/07/cutting-disabled-ill-people-benefits

    Quote:

    “or plug the myriad leaks of the DWP and HMRC, whose errors dwarf all benefit cheats combined”.

    #114137
    Lee Fearon
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    “But these reforms aren’t about designing a nice, sensible system” – I think we all realises this, Lord Freud

    “They are about people”. Actually Lord Freud,they’re primarily about cost reduction.

    They are about freeing people to get back into work”. – But first we need jobs and this Government is doing precious little to create jobs, nor is it taking any significant steps to ensure those out of work are primed for the few jobs that are actually available

    “Our welfare reforms are about transforming lives”. – They’re certainly transforming the lives of the poor as it’s unlikely they’ll be able to afford accommodation in the areas where employment prospects are higher.

    “And that’s why they are worthy of the term welfare revolution”. – They’re definitely worthy of revolution!

    #114138
    dayton609
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    [quote=Lee Fearon]”But these reforms aren’t about designing a nice, sensible system” – I think we all realises this, Lord Freud
    “They are about people”. Actually Lord Freud,they’re primarily about cost reduction.
    They are about freeing people to get back into work”. – But first we need jobs and this Government is doing precious little to create jobs, nor is it taking any significant steps to ensure those out of work are primed for the few jobs that are actually available
    “Our welfare reforms are about transforming lives”. – They’re certainly transforming the lives of the poor as it’s unlikely they’ll be able to afford accommodation in the areas where employment prospects are higher.
    “And that’s why they are worthy of the term welfare revolution”. – They’re definitely worthy of revolution![/quote]

    :bigsmile: :beer:

    #114139
    Mikeb2
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    [quote=nickkeogh]And unfortunately not every family in Britain is like a BBC sitcom where they are all sharing, loving and giving. I’ve come across countless cases where the female of the house depends on the CTC that she gets as her partner gives her s*d all else.[/quote]

    I agree some households are not as harmonious as the government beleives..

    In addition I’ve seen many cases where HB is the only benefit in payment due to delays or disagreements with the DWP.

    With UC it will be all or nothing… :tired:

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