Too many people have die and suffered. Act now and Implement these Select Committees recommendations.
Leaving people with no means of feeding themselves, keeping warm and keeping essential electrical appliances working is unconscionable and has no place in a civilised and rich society such as Great Britain.
It seems that if a government department does not like Select Committee recommendations, it ignores them or delays setting them up.
In November 2014, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee reported on ESA and Work Capability Assessment. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/380265/esa-and-wca-work-and-pensions-committee-response.pdf
#22. Claimants found fit for work following the WCA process who have requested that the DWP reconsider that decision be paid ESA at the assessment rate of £73.10pw, which is the same as Jobseekers Allowance, until they receive the reconsidered decision.
This was ignored!
In March 2015 "Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review" was printed
It made twenty-six recommendations for changes to the current sanction policies
None of these have yet been implemented!
Of these twenty-six recommendations there are two that we demand you implement immediately. These should be speedily followed by the other twenty-four.
#1. Set up "Broad Independent Review" "that should be established and report as soon as is practicable in the next Parliament."
#25. Make Hardship Payments available from day one
We are demanding that you ensure these three recommendations are implemented immediately.
Under your government's watch too many people to whom you have a duty of care are needlessly suffering and dying. This is badge of shame for you personally and for this country. Please rectify this immediately and restore the Great in Great Britain.
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