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The Conservative Party published their election manifesto today It contains almost no detailed proposals in relation to welfare benefits.

Some of the claims in the document might be regarded by many people as deeply ironic, such as this one:

“. . .we will continue our efforts through the tax and benefits system to reduce poverty, including child poverty.”

It is also dispiriting to note that the authors cannot resist a reference to benefits fraud:

“. . . we will make sure those who cheat the system by committing benefit fraud are punished. There is no excuse for exploiting others who have worked hard and paid in.”

Other than that, there is virtually in the way of concrete undertakings, other than an end to the benefits freeze which has already been announced and was due to happen next year in any case:

“ . . we will do more to make sure that Universal Credit works for the most vulnerable.”

“We will also end the benefit freeze, while making sure it pays to work more hours.”

“. . . we will reduce the number of reassessments a disabled person must go through when a significant change in condition is unlikely – because you should not have to provide repeated proof of your disability in order to receive support.”

“We will publish a National Strategy for Disabled People before the end of 2020. This will look at ways to improve the benefits system, opportunities and access for disabled people in terms of housing, education, transport and jobs.”

You can download a copy of the Conservative Party manifesto from this link.

Comments  

+2 #3 ros 2019-11-27 16:45
JC4PM For the many not the few
+2 #2 mrfibrospondodysthmatic 2019-11-25 14:58
Tories have written...……….. we will reduce the number of reassessments a disabled person must go through when a significant change in condition is unlikely – because you should not have to provide repeated proof of your disability in order to receive support.”


I have umpteen times taken tons of medical information stating clearly in GP's and specialists letters that my health is not going to get better, rather worsen, and yet the Tories using outsourced bonus driven companies such as ATOS/MAXIMUS/CA PITA simply cast it aside and make me and countless hundreds of thousands of other claimants continue to be re-assessed.

And yet the greatest audacity of it all is that the Tories would like our votes.
+1 #1 mrfibrospondodysthmatic 2019-11-25 14:43
No change here then with the nasty Tory party.


Seriously how can any ill/sick/disabl ed person vote for these people, and to let them back into power. Only to unleash more hardship on us all.

Suicides will rise, as a result of bent money grabbing assessors who are bonus driven by their paymasters, whose paymasters are the DWP.

austerity will not end, it will only increase, Tories will simply lie about it, and food banks will be springing up on every corner street in Britain.

Your vote can change this please vote wisely, the last 10 years of Tory power has caused so much stress, strain and misery to claimants across the nation.

So do not forget what Tory policy has done to the sick/ill/disabl ed, and how they used the media to turn joe public against us.

Good luck.

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