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– 21st Century Welfare, Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP launches consultation

This morning Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith launched the consultation paper ‘21st Century Welfare’

He explained that “this is not a question of whether or can we reform it but it should be about what we reform”

“This is a real opportunity to reform our antiquated welfare system”

IDS has taken his lead from Beverage’s principles to get rid of

  1. WANT,
  4. SQUALOR and

The options for consultation on reforming the welfare system are:

  • A universal Credit (page 19)
  • Disregards and Tapers (page 21)
  • A single unified Taper (page 22)
  • Single Working Age Benefit (page 24)
  • The Mirrless Model (page 25)
  • Single benefit/negative income tax model (page 25)

The consultation begins on 30th July 2010 and runs until 1st October 2010.

Read the Full details

Read the Command Paper here

Read the Quick Summary here


Yes Minister will be presenting its comments and detailed musings from inside this mornings announcement.

1 Comment

  1. Please do not stop the motability vehicles for people with disabilities. Residential homes do not have sufficient funds to cater for individual trips to hospitals, activity centres and social outings. Neither do the residential homes have sufficient money to ferry the residents to and from their homes and relatives and friends to ensure the family and friend links continue for the benefit of the residents.

    My daughter has severe learning disabilities, autism and epilepsy. Public transport is out of our range – except for the occasional holiday train ride or open top bus ride. We would be at a loss without my daughter’s motability car. I am a widow, and my car has 60,000 miles coming up on the clock and no hope of changing to a new car.

    We use my daughter’s car to visit epilepsy consultants in London, to visit her family and to come home alternate weekeends. Having seizures nearly every day meant that we were unable to even go into town for six months when my husband died, because she had no blue badge and my small car is unsuitable. Without her car the residential home will be in difficulties trying to keep all appointments for each resident. Find the necessary money from people who abuse the system by coming to live in this country and spend their lives on benefits, with flat screen televisions and free housing.She is due to be in-patient at the Chalfont Centre for epilepsy very soon and we need her car to travel there and have it available.

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