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Under Cover Grab


Change of subject today and in the coming days as I reflect on stuff which is more in the "here and now".

What were you doing at 7.20 pm on Monday [Jan 14th] evening?

The Department of Work and Pensions saw an opportunity to issue a written statement - at the same time MPs were discussing the BREXIT vote 24 hours later.

From 15 May couples, where one partner only is over stare pension age [now 65 or up to 68 for both men and women depending on when they were born] will lose £7,000 a year.

Former Pensions Minister Sir Steve Webb said following the Commons Statement at 7.20 pm Monday evening [in front of a handful of MPs] that a couple expecting to receive £13,273 in the next financial year starting 6 April will only now get £5,986.68 under the "new" universal credit.

I continue to try to find sympathy for the Government over the challenges they face in trying [and failing miserably] to find a way out of the BREXIT mess but stories like this one leave me cold.

If only they could use the same stealth and guile in Brussels as they use on their own people.

#allinthistogether #universalcredit


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