The spite of the Tory rich knows no limits.
Even in the so-called Season of Goodwill, they delight in hurting others.
Let’s be honest, the £10 Christmas bonus for benefit claimants isn’t anything like the boost it was when it was introduced in 1972 or thereabouts – but it was still a valuable piece of public relations for our penny-pinching, privileged government of the wealthy.
Not any more, it seems. The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that the bonus is not being paid to anybody claiming Universal Credit.
Notice that no announcement was made; claimants had to find out for themselves.
But now the news is spreading, courtesy of the Twitterati:
If you have not already heard, the DWP have cut for Universal Credit claimants the £10 Christmas money that people on benefits used to get on the previous system. It was only £10 but it was a vital £10 to help them enjoy Christmas. Well now the Tory Govt have cut it. #ToryCruelty
— The Pileus (@thepileus) December 5, 2018
The £10 bonus was introduced in 1972 when £10 was a great help to OAPs and people on supplementry benefits... it has never risen with inflation since then, families on UC need a little bonus at Christmas it is shocking they are depriving the children yet again. #Torydeprivation https://t.co/k7NB0cpMeI
— Isobel (@Isobel_waby) December 5, 2018
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