DWP spends millions on luxury travel while cutting benefit claimants’ mobility

I don’t have an image of a DWP official kicking a disabled person out of their mobility car so this will have to do [Image: Black Triangle Campaign].

This is despicable from our worthless Tory government.

The Department for Work and Pensions has spent millions on luxury travel for its ministers and officials.

Meanwhile, the same government ministry has deprived 75,000 people of the adapted mobility cars that are genuinely the most cost-effective way they can go about the business of their lives:

Who represents the biggest waste of cash?

Sanity says it must be the ministers and officials at the DWP.

But the Tory government would say the mobility cars are the waste. You know the reason.

Like the Nazis in 1930s Germany, they think the sick and disabled are “useless eaters” who should be deprived of their ability to survive.

The Department for Work and Pensions spent £5.2million on taxis and nearly £333,000 on business class flights between April 2013 and March 2017.

It also paid £33,500 for first-class rail travel.

The DWP said: “The business travel policy expects other alternatives to have been examined and exhausted.

“Where travel is appropriate it requires the use of the most cost-effective mode.”

Source: Fury as £74million of taxpayer cash is spent on luxury travel for ministers and civil servants – Mirror Online

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4 thoughts on “DWP spends millions on luxury travel while cutting benefit claimants’ mobility

  1. NMac

    Tory ministers have no qualms about milking the public purse. That is what their privatisations are all about. They are arrogant with a sickening sense of entitlement.

  2. iain

    That £60 million saving excludes the costs caused by the problems caused by outsourcing. When all the asociated costs are taken into consideration the total cost excluding the misery and suffering caused will probably be double the “savings “.
    Tories ignore this when there are profits for the taking and public services to be undermined.

  3. Justin

    those that are doing this should spend there summer long holiday doing community services work in homeless and other areas and that does include ministers and there advisors

  4. Pat Sheehan

    There’s ‘sick’ people and there’s ‘sick’ people: we live in a very sick country: the ‘really sick’ people are making all the other people ‘sick’! I’m just sick of it! And the ‘cure’? Let’s have a nice big ‘royal wedding’ to take ‘their’ minds off ‘austerity’! It’s all so sickening!

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