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DWP’s £6m ‘poor relief’ highlights deprivation in Croydon

Jason Perry, Croydon’s part-time Mayor and  part-time business director, who wants to increase everyone’s Council Tax in the borough by a whopping 15per cent, has said today, “I know many families in Croydon are struggling to make ends meet in … Continue reading

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Money survey finds more than 1m Londoners have no savings

More than 1million Londoners have less than £100 in savings, according to research from MaPS, the Money and Pensions Service. This week, November 7 to 11, is Talk Money Week, “an opportunity for everyone to get involved with events and … Continue reading

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Jobs fair at Centrale helped to get dozens back into work

More than one-third of Croydon residents attending a jobs fair at Centrale shopping centre went away clutching an offer of work in their hands. The jobs fair, organised by the Department of Work and Pensions and staged at the end … Continue reading

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DWP drops plans for ‘cruel’ A23 benefits assessment centre

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a remarkable result in a David v Goliath contest Labour councillors in Waddon were today celebrating victory with disability campaigners, after they managed to halt plans by the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading

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Disabled forced to walk 400m to get to proposed benefits centre

The Department for Work and Pensions is “playing a cruel trick” on the disabled and unwell of Croydon over plans to open a benefits assessment centre in the New South Quarter development off the Purley Way. That’s according to a … Continue reading

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DWP owes council more than £1m for housing, says Butler

Alison Butler, the council deputy leader who failed to declare that her son worked for an agency that was hired by the borough, has today entered the row over the chaos that is Universal Credit, calling on the Chancellor of … Continue reading

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MP Barwell and the ‘ridiculous’ office without disabled access

In 2011, the MP for Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, described a situation in which a disability assessment centre in his constituency had severely restricted access for the disabled as “ridiculous” and ought to be changed. “We need a solution,” the … Continue reading

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Help to give ATOS the benefit of your views on their work

ATOS, the company that vets disabled benefit claimants, is in retreat, writes JON BIGGER, as he prepares for further protests in Westminster tomorrow A few weeks ago there were demonstrations outside ATOS offices across the country (including a small but … Continue reading

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