Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 4 5 6
Results 51 to 53 of 53

Thread: Trust in the government? No way

  1. #51
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Pixels on your screen
    Posts
    6,965
    Thanks
    1,091
    Thanked 1,035 Times in 761 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lawfully View Post
    The citizens advice can't tell me anything different than the internet can. Food bank vouchers will not provide gas and electricity etc. I am pretty stuffed and the person I care for is pretty stuffed. It is a try to survive and waiting game now. The rent will be stopped, that is tomorrows first agenda to get the rent benefit paid based on child tax credits which is the only ''income'''.
    I merely offered what I thought might be helpful advice. It is your decision whether or not you take any notice of that advice. I hope that things improve for you soon.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I merely offered what I thought might be helpful advice. It is your decision whether or not you take any notice of that advice. I hope that things improve for you soon.
    I know Barry thanks, I was not being ungrateful of your advice, I just think the citizens advice can't really do anything. Now if the CAB was set up so that they were an instant tribunal, they would have a great use.

    The first step will be to sell my possessions which will buy some time.

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    11,561
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked 309 Times in 269 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I merely offered what I thought might be helpful advice. It is your decision whether or not you take any notice of that advice. I hope that things improve for you soon.
    Barry CAB has had its funding slashed and legal aid for benefits related cases is next to non existent due to government cuts.
    I can't find a mention of this Hansard reply to a related question anywhere in the mainstream media:-

    https://www.parliament.uk/business/p...-03-01/130690/

    Ministry of Justice
    Legal Aid Scheme: Social Security Benefits

    Commons

    130690

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of welfare cases involving disability benefits which were granted legal aid in each year since 2011-12.




    A
    Answered by: Rory Stewart

    Answered on: 09 March 2018



    Financial Year Legal help disability related welfare benefits completed matters
    2011-2012 29,801
    2012-2013 26,185
    2013-2014 6,892
    2014-2015 401
    2015-2016 113
    2016-2017 308

Similar Threads

  1. Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
    By Quijote's Politics in forum Political News
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-03-2013, 03:47 PM
  2. Paterson: 'Too much trust' on meat
    By stevectaylor in forum Political News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-02-2013, 04:31 PM
  3. Media 'should trust MPs more'
    By stevectaylor in forum Political News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-01-2013, 11:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •