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originally posted by: crazyewok
Thinking about it there are some common sense savings to be made with disability benifit that dont effect the claimants.
The main one being the mobility part of the DLA and how they aquire the cars.
Someone I know has got a brand knew audi Q3 through DLA.....why?
Not why they have a car, because its vital that they do and a large car like that is needed for there wheelchairs /comfort.
But why is it acquired brand knew from the dealership?
The government could shave £100 a month by leasing cars that are two or three years old. The disabled still get a nice car that suits there needs but you save a bit of money.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Can't we go after a more vulnerable demographic. I mean the jobless, single mothers and the disabled is so 1980s we need to muster our angst against a new weaker more vulnerable demographic to get stuck into. Once this EU debate is over the claws will start coming out for new scape goats. because we would never have had the economic Collapse of 08 if it hadn't been for those living it up on disability and child benefit.
originally posted by: Whodathunkdatcheese
No matter. IDS is positioning himself for the post-referendum carnage that will rock the Tories, no matter what the outcome.
He couldn't give a monkey's toss about the disabled and he is doing Osborne a favour. The media, with their insatiable need for fast and shallow news, are paying attention to him and the "civil war" instead of the cuts.
IDS doesn't need made up credentials, he knows exactly what he is doing.
The DWP say they are carefully considering the Tribunal's decision. A spokesperson said:
"Universal Credit is rolling out successfully and is available in 95% of jobcentres with over 32,000 people making a claim to it last month."
Whether they decide to appeal again remains to be seen. One thing is for certain though, the more IDS fights publication, the more it looks as if he has something to hide.
Ian Duncan Smith promised that more than a million people would be signed up to his universal credit scheme by April 2014, with twelve million signed up by 2017.
However, new figures released today reveal the DWP currently have just 17,850 people on their caseload.
This means that at the current rate of progress, it will take them almost 700 more years to meet their original target of twelve million.
I think by that point even Duncan Smith may have to admit that there are problems with the scheme.
originally posted by: RoScoLaz4
i smell ulterior motive. it would entail a surgical transplant for IDS and his ilk to have a 'change of heart'.