DWP is STILL fighting court challenge to Universal Credit victimisation

This is what happens when you let a gang of entitled, overprivileged posh boys and girls run public services.

The Tories at the top of the Department for Work and Pensions are convinced that they are right to do what they have done, therefore they are right to spend any amount of public money trying to put down challenges to their supremacy.

They have wasted a fortune on this case, and This Writer is willing to bet that they’ll waste another fortune before they let it go.

For details, see previous articles like this one.

Here’s the current situation:

The government has been urged to concede a legal challenge relating to the Universal Credit migration arrangements for severely disabled people after losing two previous legal challenges to the same arrangements.

The issue in this third claim is whether £120 a month in transitional payments  constitutes unlawful discrimination because those people who moved onto UC before 16 January 2019 are still around £60 a month worse off.

In the letter sent today to the Department of Work and Pensions by law firm Leigh Day on behalf of TP and AR, the two men argue that the only reason the government have given for not compensating them the actual amount they have lost is cost, and that the Court has already made clear that cost alone cannot justify the differential treatment.

It seems to This Writer that the Tories haven’t got a legal leg to stand on.

But they’re happy to blow a load of public cash – your money – asserting their right to victimise the vulnerable.

Source: DWP urged to concede third legal challenge to Universal Credit migration arrangements – Welfare Weekly

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5 thoughts on “DWP is STILL fighting court challenge to Universal Credit victimisation

  1. SteveH

    All part of the transfer of public funds to their friends in the private sector for no discernible public benefit with the added bonus that a few more of these very vulnerable people might die before they have to settle.
    Why is there such a predominance of bullies in the Tory party.

  2. alan m dransfield

    The DWPstopped 50% of my old age pension 3 months ago stating ” in all probability” I was married”. I am not married. They also accused me of threatening, aggressive abusive behaviour at their HQ on 4 different days in Dec last year. I have NEVER been to their HQ in my life.
    Obviously the DWP do not rely upon “innocent until proven guilty” and what happened to Common Law “Prove beyond reasonable doubt”
    I am currently awaiting a FTT hearing date.

  3. Stephen J Davis

    Lucky if they don’t live in Social Housing with a landlord like mine that wants to force a change of circumstances, using disability, by cutting the gas supply on pretense of a gas leak and who own the police who do nothing where the main agents responsible for gas say they cannot understand why I was cut off, and the police cannot bare to look at obvious evidence such as dangerous wiring, SMS and Western Power both saying the wiring from the National Grid is lethal, or even letters from the landlord telling lies about legal responsibilities to gain access and permission to cause damage to personal possessions.But this is Tory land, even the Labour party is Tory here.

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