750 people now claiming Universal Credit in Warrington

Warrington Guardian: 750 people now claiming Universal Credit in Warrington 750 people now claiming Universal Credit in Warrington

NEW figures show there are now 750 people in Warrington claiming Universal Credit.

The town was one of the pilot places to try out the new Government backed scheme.

It pays people monthly rather than fortnightly, with the Government saying this will get people used to the transition to work where most people are paid this way.

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8:57am Mon 24 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Recent reports showed that the cost of implementing this scheme/stunt has been £200K per claimant pushed on to it.

Iain Duncan Smith , like his friends at ATOS, is not fit for purpose.
Recent reports showed that the cost of implementing this scheme/stunt has been £200K per claimant pushed on to it. Iain Duncan Smith , like his friends at ATOS, is not fit for purpose. Nick Tessla

9:28am Mon 24 Feb 14

Freeborn John says...

Once a month eh, and that's supposed to help claimants in some strange way?
Hardly, in fact I suspect the reverse, with the prudent worrying themselves to death about what unforeseen expenses might suddenly jump out in the next 28 days, and the 'King for a day' element giving the food bank some stick come week four!
This scheme is a prime example of politicians pointlessly changing stuff around just to be seen to be doing something...anything
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Once a month eh, and that's supposed to help claimants in some strange way? Hardly, in fact I suspect the reverse, with the prudent worrying themselves to death about what unforeseen expenses might suddenly jump out in the next 28 days, and the 'King for a day' element giving the food bank some stick come week four! This scheme is a prime example of politicians pointlessly changing stuff around just to be seen to be doing something...anything . Freeborn John

7:54pm Mon 24 Feb 14

old-codger says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Recent reports showed that the cost of implementing this scheme/stunt has been £200K per claimant pushed on to it.

Iain Duncan Smith , like his friends at ATOS, is not fit for purpose.
Well said Nick, Come the next election they will be crying into their soup bowls wondering why nobody wants them, The problem with giving the ATOS contract to another company is that jobs will be offered to ex ATOS staff. G4S and the likes couldn't run a party in a brewery as you know.
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Recent reports showed that the cost of implementing this scheme/stunt has been £200K per claimant pushed on to it. Iain Duncan Smith , like his friends at ATOS, is not fit for purpose.[/p][/quote]Well said Nick, Come the next election they will be crying into their soup bowls wondering why nobody wants them, The problem with giving the ATOS contract to another company is that jobs will be offered to ex ATOS staff. G4S and the likes couldn't run a party in a brewery as you know. old-codger

7:59pm Mon 24 Feb 14

old-codger says...

Freeborn John wrote:
Once a month eh, and that's supposed to help claimants in some strange way?
Hardly, in fact I suspect the reverse, with the prudent worrying themselves to death about what unforeseen expenses might suddenly jump out in the next 28 days, and the 'King for a day' element giving the food bank some stick come week four!
This scheme is a prime example of politicians pointlessly changing stuff around just to be seen to be doing something...anything

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Quite right Freeborn John, Well said, Many employers still pay weekly, A week in hand, But weekly. There is no excuse to make people go a month without money for food.
[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: Once a month eh, and that's supposed to help claimants in some strange way? Hardly, in fact I suspect the reverse, with the prudent worrying themselves to death about what unforeseen expenses might suddenly jump out in the next 28 days, and the 'King for a day' element giving the food bank some stick come week four! This scheme is a prime example of politicians pointlessly changing stuff around just to be seen to be doing something...anything .[/p][/quote]Quite right Freeborn John, Well said, Many employers still pay weekly, A week in hand, But weekly. There is no excuse to make people go a month without money for food. old-codger

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