Universal Dis-credit

If a manual was ever written on how not to roll out a new benefit it would tell the sorry tale of Universal Credit.

Complaints to the government are so high that they don’t count them ‘owing to the volume!’

If you take out the politics of callous cuts, ludicrous sanctions targeted at those least able to take the burden the principle was sound enough. So rather than a complex range of benefits administered by various departments and agencies of government there would be a single straight forward benefit. Continue reading “Universal Dis-credit”

Oldham – By Royal Appointment


Budding entrepreneurs came to Oldham to take part in the Pitch at the Palace event at the newly opened Wayra and Hackspace project on Yorkshire Street.

It was fitting that the event was held in the new enterprise and tech hub, not least of all because of its historic name as York Chambers; an appropriate venue to welcome Prince Andrew, Duke of York to Oldham for his second visit. Continue reading “Oldham – By Royal Appointment”