You Wouldn’t Universal Credit it! – an end of year poem

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We’ve had it for over a year

They said we have nothing to fear

‘We’ll learn from the trials

It’s sure to be miles

Better than all that you hear!’

 

We’ve had it for over a year

The new penal system austere

And sanctions ensure that

You have to endure that,

While cuts keep the bogeyman near

 

We’ve had it for over a year

Pay in arrears de rigour

‘To wait’s educational

An income probational

All part of your jobsearch career.’

 

We’ve had it for over a year

And digital’s what they prefer

They’ll move you on line

There’s no chance to decline

Dyslexia just disappear…

 

We’ve had it for over a year

You’d think that the rules would be clear

But government errors

Still cause endless terrors

And clarity doesn’t seem near

 

We’ve had it for over a year

And all that we feared did appear

Money is owing

And poverty’s growing,

Despondency stalks with a sneer

 

We’ve had it for over a year

We must give them something to fear

Enough is enough

Oh away with this stuff

New Year’s revolution start here!

 

 

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One thought on “You Wouldn’t Universal Credit it! – an end of year poem

  1. More law than poetry!

    A report by Law Centre NI. The graph in paragraph seven makes it clear how much money a person who ‘naturally’ migrates to UC can lose. Claimants who experience a ‘managed migration’* retain transitional protection. Important to note that:

    “Once a person has made a valid claim for Universal Credit, it is not possible to
    withdraw the application or to return to legacy benefits.”

    http://lawcentreni.s3.amazonaws.com/WRG-recommendations-on-UC-Managed-Migration_Nov2018.pdf

    * “However, the term ‘managed migration’ is a misnomer as the onus is on claimants to make a fresh claim for Universal Credit.”

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