Times article – didn’t see this coming

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    Julian Hobson
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    Link to the article here for anyone that has a subscription (I don't). http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3560327.ece

    Basically the articfle quotes an unidentified minister as saying "we didn't see this coming" as well as suggesting that the DWP, CLG and treasury are having urgent discussions about it. Forgot to bring the actual article into work today so can't quote anymore than I have, if the article is based upon reality then i suspect the current position in relation to CT support might change.

    Having said that Mr c's announcement at the weekend to revistit Hb for under 25's and a further £10bn welfare savings doesn't suggest that they will find the £500m required for a U Turn on CTR. 

      

    #123586
    Julian Hobson
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    and at 19:18 http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2012/oct/07/cameron-interview-conservative-conference-live-blog

    “Duncan Smith says he has no plans to bring council tax benefit into universal credit at the moment. “It was agreed that it would be localised,” he says.”

    not news I know but if he, EP and GO are having discussions at the moment, what are they talking about ?

    #123587
    Julian Hobson
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    deleted – duplicate

    #123588
    Anonymous
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    The article also goes on to say that Eric Pickles is in talks with the Treasury to see if there is any extra help is available for Local Authorities.

    If he hadn’t been in such a rush to get into the the star chamber he may have realised that this was going to be seen as the new poll tax.

    On a slightly different subject. We have just been through the process of completing our CTB1 and on that the DCLG have created a new calculation which will see a further reduction in the Formula Grant.

    All chearful stuff for a Monday morning 🙁

    #123657
    Anonymous
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    “Basically the articfle quotes an unidentified minister as saying “we didn’t see this coming” as well as suggesting that the DWP, CLG and treasury are having urgent discussions about it”

    Didn’t see what coming?

    #123662
    Julian Hobson
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    “Didn’t see what coming?” they don’t know, they haven’t seen it yet !

    #123671
    RobBox
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    ….but what is it coming?

    #123672
    Anonymous
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    Direct quote …”poll tax bombshell”

    #123681
    Julian Hobson
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    is it a monster ?

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