East Lancashire people among worst-hit by welfare reforms

A LOSS of nearly £700 will be felt each year by every working-age adult in East Lancashire due to welfare reforms, according to new research.

Burnley is ranked just outside the top 10 of the worst-hit local authorities, with an expected loss of £690 per head by 2014-15, say professors behind a new study by Sheffield Hallam University.

Hyndburn follows closely behind on £680 and the figure for Blackburn with Darwen on £670, with Pendle also in the bottom 50 on £610 per head.

Researchers discovered that Blackpool was the most badly-hit, on £910, with the north west’s Knowsley, Liverpool and Rochdale also featuring in the worst 20 authorities.

One of the other key findings of the study was that town halls in the south and east of England, the traditional Tory heartlands, were far less affected by the welfare overhaul.

The likes of Cambridge, Wokingham and Rutland will only see reductions of around £250 per head.

Prof Steve Fothergill, of the university’s Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, said: “A key effect of the welfare reforms will be to widen the gaps in prosperity between the best and worst local economies across Britain.

“Our figures also show the coalition government is presiding over national welfare reforms that will impact principally on individuals and communities outside its own political heartlands.”

Those authorities principally affected, including Blackburn with Darwen and Burnley, and the likes of Liverpool and Knowsley, already cope with a high proportion of entries on the national deprivation index.

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4:12pm Thu 25 Apr 13

2 for 5p says...

GOOD.
That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)
GOOD. That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-) 2 for 5p

7:25pm Thu 25 Apr 13

doggydog says...

Yet again the tories show their true colours. Pathetic!
Yet again the tories show their true colours. Pathetic! doggydog

7:58pm Thu 25 Apr 13

mavrick says...

2 for 5p wrote:
GOOD.
That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)
I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: GOOD. That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)[/p][/quote]I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support. mavrick

9:04pm Thu 25 Apr 13

Good call says...

2 for 5 p,what will you do when the banksters (Goldman Sachs Gang, Barclayz Bad Boyz) start robbing from your bank account? and the government scamsters declare "bank holiday" and "national emergency"?.You will be starving and cold, waiting in line for your bowl of soup.
2 for 5 p,what will you do when the banksters (Goldman Sachs Gang, Barclayz Bad Boyz) start robbing from your bank account? and the government scamsters declare "bank holiday" and "national emergency"?.You will be starving and cold, waiting in line for your bowl of soup. Good call

9:27pm Thu 25 Apr 13

mys says...

2 for 5 your one pathetic sad moron, karma loves d---heads like you
2 for 5 your one pathetic sad moron, karma loves d---heads like you mys

9:27pm Thu 25 Apr 13

bingoman1 says...

mavrick wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
GOOD.
That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)
I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.
as an employer ( AND LABOUR VOTER ) when i needed staff, the applicants came along from the job centre for the interview, some were late, some were scruffy,etc, as my buisness is open 7 days a week, there would be alternate weekend shifts, dont want weekend work cos i go out , dont want evening work (we open till 10pm ) go out everynight, it just felt like THEY were interviewing me, the best one was a chappie in his 20s, said he did not want early starts ( we open at 10am) in the end i was just wasting my time with these people, so when i put a poster up in my premises one of my regular customers wanted the job, she has been with me for 2 years now, i am not saying ALL people are like that, but it is a nightmare trying to get staff that will turn up for the job. some dont even turn up for the interview, when told to do so by the job centre.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: GOOD. That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)[/p][/quote]I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.[/p][/quote]as an employer ( AND LABOUR VOTER ) when i needed staff, the applicants came along from the job centre for the interview, some were late, some were scruffy,etc, as my buisness is open 7 days a week, there would be alternate weekend shifts, dont want weekend work cos i go out , dont want evening work (we open till 10pm ) go out everynight, it just felt like THEY were interviewing me, the best one was a chappie in his 20s, said he did not want early starts ( we open at 10am) in the end i was just wasting my time with these people, so when i put a poster up in my premises one of my regular customers wanted the job, she has been with me for 2 years now, i am not saying ALL people are like that, but it is a nightmare trying to get staff that will turn up for the job. some dont even turn up for the interview, when told to do so by the job centre. bingoman1

9:30pm Thu 25 Apr 13

bingoman1 says...

Good call wrote:
2 for 5 p,what will you do when the banksters (Goldman Sachs Gang, Barclayz Bad Boyz) start robbing from your bank account? and the government scamsters declare "bank holiday" and "national emergency"?.You will be starving and cold, waiting in line for your bowl of soup.
no he wont, he keeps all his brass in a matchbox ?
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: 2 for 5 p,what will you do when the banksters (Goldman Sachs Gang, Barclayz Bad Boyz) start robbing from your bank account? and the government scamsters declare "bank holiday" and "national emergency"?.You will be starving and cold, waiting in line for your bowl of soup.[/p][/quote]no he wont, he keeps all his brass in a matchbox ? bingoman1

9:35pm Thu 25 Apr 13

bingoman1 says...

doggydog wrote:
Yet again the tories show their true colours. Pathetic!
yes, but there are some of these people who vote tory everytime, and they have not got a brass farthing, i cant understand them at all, with the tories them who have it, GET IT ??
[quote][p][bold]doggydog[/bold] wrote: Yet again the tories show their true colours. Pathetic![/p][/quote]yes, but there are some of these people who vote tory everytime, and they have not got a brass farthing, i cant understand them at all, with the tories them who have it, GET IT ?? bingoman1

9:44pm Thu 25 Apr 13

2 for 5p says...

mavrick wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
GOOD.
That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)
I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.
The party I will be supporting is communist.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: GOOD. That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)[/p][/quote]I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.[/p][/quote]The party I will be supporting is communist. 2 for 5p

9:51pm Thu 25 Apr 13

happycyclist says...

bingoman1 wrote:
mavrick wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
GOOD.
That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)
I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.
as an employer ( AND LABOUR VOTER ) when i needed staff, the applicants came along from the job centre for the interview, some were late, some were scruffy,etc, as my buisness is open 7 days a week, there would be alternate weekend shifts, dont want weekend work cos i go out , dont want evening work (we open till 10pm ) go out everynight, it just felt like THEY were interviewing me, the best one was a chappie in his 20s, said he did not want early starts ( we open at 10am) in the end i was just wasting my time with these people, so when i put a poster up in my premises one of my regular customers wanted the job, she has been with me for 2 years now, i am not saying ALL people are like that, but it is a nightmare trying to get staff that will turn up for the job. some dont even turn up for the interview, when told to do so by the job centre.
So what's your business? What are your working conditions? What do you pay? It's RIGHT that applicants should be interviewing YOU! It's an INTERVIEW -that's a two-way thing. Just because you're an employer doesn't mean you can expect everyone to come begging and crawling to you, grateful for whatever you're offering. What have YOU got to offer your employees? Get off your high horse.
[quote][p][bold]bingoman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: GOOD. That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)[/p][/quote]I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.[/p][/quote]as an employer ( AND LABOUR VOTER ) when i needed staff, the applicants came along from the job centre for the interview, some were late, some were scruffy,etc, as my buisness is open 7 days a week, there would be alternate weekend shifts, dont want weekend work cos i go out , dont want evening work (we open till 10pm ) go out everynight, it just felt like THEY were interviewing me, the best one was a chappie in his 20s, said he did not want early starts ( we open at 10am) in the end i was just wasting my time with these people, so when i put a poster up in my premises one of my regular customers wanted the job, she has been with me for 2 years now, i am not saying ALL people are like that, but it is a nightmare trying to get staff that will turn up for the job. some dont even turn up for the interview, when told to do so by the job centre.[/p][/quote]So what's your business? What are your working conditions? What do you pay? It's RIGHT that applicants should be interviewing YOU! It's an INTERVIEW -that's a two-way thing. Just because you're an employer doesn't mean you can expect everyone to come begging and crawling to you, grateful for whatever you're offering. What have YOU got to offer your employees? Get off your high horse. happycyclist

9:58pm Thu 25 Apr 13

bingoman1 says...

happycyclist wrote:
bingoman1 wrote:
mavrick wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
GOOD.
That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)
I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.
as an employer ( AND LABOUR VOTER ) when i needed staff, the applicants came along from the job centre for the interview, some were late, some were scruffy,etc, as my buisness is open 7 days a week, there would be alternate weekend shifts, dont want weekend work cos i go out , dont want evening work (we open till 10pm ) go out everynight, it just felt like THEY were interviewing me, the best one was a chappie in his 20s, said he did not want early starts ( we open at 10am) in the end i was just wasting my time with these people, so when i put a poster up in my premises one of my regular customers wanted the job, she has been with me for 2 years now, i am not saying ALL people are like that, but it is a nightmare trying to get staff that will turn up for the job. some dont even turn up for the interview, when told to do so by the job centre.
So what's your business? What are your working conditions? What do you pay? It's RIGHT that applicants should be interviewing YOU! It's an INTERVIEW -that's a two-way thing. Just because you're an employer doesn't mean you can expect everyone to come begging and crawling to you, grateful for whatever you're offering. What have YOU got to offer your employees? Get off your high horse.
they are told the rate of pay, hours etc, at the job centre BEFORE the interview is arranged, if they dont want a job, dont turn up, simple as that. ps, i dont own a horse high or otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bingoman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: GOOD. That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)[/p][/quote]I don't know why you have such a spiteful attitude to people who are out of work or sick. It is obvious to any reasoned person that people are out of work through no fault of their own. The Tory policy of people lining up and begging for a days work are much closer than you think. I do hope you find yourself in the same position. people have paid into a system as an insurance in case of times like this. sadly the Tories despise the welfare state and the NHS, They want to privatise the world. It is apparent by the obnoxious and odious views which type of party you would support.[/p][/quote]as an employer ( AND LABOUR VOTER ) when i needed staff, the applicants came along from the job centre for the interview, some were late, some were scruffy,etc, as my buisness is open 7 days a week, there would be alternate weekend shifts, dont want weekend work cos i go out , dont want evening work (we open till 10pm ) go out everynight, it just felt like THEY were interviewing me, the best one was a chappie in his 20s, said he did not want early starts ( we open at 10am) in the end i was just wasting my time with these people, so when i put a poster up in my premises one of my regular customers wanted the job, she has been with me for 2 years now, i am not saying ALL people are like that, but it is a nightmare trying to get staff that will turn up for the job. some dont even turn up for the interview, when told to do so by the job centre.[/p][/quote]So what's your business? What are your working conditions? What do you pay? It's RIGHT that applicants should be interviewing YOU! It's an INTERVIEW -that's a two-way thing. Just because you're an employer doesn't mean you can expect everyone to come begging and crawling to you, grateful for whatever you're offering. What have YOU got to offer your employees? Get off your high horse.[/p][/quote]they are told the rate of pay, hours etc, at the job centre BEFORE the interview is arranged, if they dont want a job, dont turn up, simple as that. ps, i dont own a horse high or otherwise. bingoman1

9:59pm Thu 25 Apr 13

bingoman1 says...

mys wrote:
2 for 5 your one pathetic sad moron, karma loves d---heads like you
i dont agree with what he wrote, but he has every right to express his opinion.
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: 2 for 5 your one pathetic sad moron, karma loves d---heads like you[/p][/quote]i dont agree with what he wrote, but he has every right to express his opinion. bingoman1

10:49pm Thu 25 Apr 13

2 for 5p says...

mys wrote:
2 for 5 your one pathetic sad moron, karma loves d---heads like you
kARMA Has caught those who are using food banks.
For years these sponging wasters have been lounging about out of work, yes well now because they hsvnt bothered working or looking for work , they have a negitive work record. Benneits cut they cant get by . Now they can't get a job and are begging for hand outs. Sounds like KARMA.
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: 2 for 5 your one pathetic sad moron, karma loves d---heads like you[/p][/quote]kARMA Has caught those who are using food banks. For years these sponging wasters have been lounging about out of work, yes well now because they hsvnt bothered working or looking for work , they have a negitive work record. Benneits cut they cant get by . Now they can't get a job and are begging for hand outs. Sounds like KARMA. 2 for 5p

10:49pm Thu 25 Apr 13

retsofad says...

Yes £700 this year what next?

But we can give the Millionairs a tax break
£100,000 better off for doing nothing.

Sham on this Government rob the poor to feed the rich

Now where's my bow & arrows off to Sherwood to join Robin Hood to rob the rich & feed the poor
Yes £700 this year what next? But we can give the Millionairs a tax break £100,000 better off for doing nothing. Sham on this Government rob the poor to feed the rich Now where's my bow & arrows off to Sherwood to join Robin Hood to rob the rich & feed the poor retsofad

11:05pm Thu 25 Apr 13

Good call says...

retsofad wrote:
Yes £700 this year what next?

But we can give the Millionairs a tax break
£100,000 better off for doing nothing.

Sham on this Government rob the poor to feed the rich

Now where's my bow & arrows off to Sherwood to join Robin Hood to rob the rich & feed the poor
Rather than food handouts, we need more people to grow their own food and raise their own livestock.
[quote][p][bold]retsofad[/bold] wrote: Yes £700 this year what next? But we can give the Millionairs a tax break £100,000 better off for doing nothing. Sham on this Government rob the poor to feed the rich Now where's my bow & arrows off to Sherwood to join Robin Hood to rob the rich & feed the poor[/p][/quote]Rather than food handouts, we need more people to grow their own food and raise their own livestock. Good call

8:25am Fri 26 Apr 13

Excluded again says...

This is because Lancashire is still a low wage economy and the majority of benefits to people of working age are paid to people who are working but in badly paid jobs. The working poor will be hit hardest by the government's benefit changes.
This is because Lancashire is still a low wage economy and the majority of benefits to people of working age are paid to people who are working but in badly paid jobs. The working poor will be hit hardest by the government's benefit changes. Excluded again

3:04pm Fri 26 Apr 13

frank says...

2 for 5p wrote:
GOOD.
That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)
there are more people in work claiming benefits than there are out of work and claiming benefits.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: GOOD. That's because there are more around here 'begging ' oh sorry I mean claiming dole. :-)[/p][/quote]there are more people in work claiming benefits than there are out of work and claiming benefits. frank

3:42pm Fri 26 Apr 13

karltop says...

Sham on this Government rob the poor to feed the rich

Without the rich, there is no money for benefits. Labour is increasingly promoting the politics of envy to drive a wedge between the rich and poor, the have's and have not's.

The so-called poor should be grateful for what they get. Every pound they claim in benefits is a pound taken from someone's else's pay packet.
Ask the average working man what he believes to be fair, because it's these people, the people paying for this nonsense that should be rioting and protesting.
Sham on this Government rob the poor to feed the rich Without the rich, there is no money for benefits. Labour is increasingly promoting the politics of envy to drive a wedge between the rich and poor, the have's and have not's. The so-called poor should be grateful for what they get. Every pound they claim in benefits is a pound taken from someone's else's pay packet. Ask the average working man what he believes to be fair, because it's these people, the people paying for this nonsense that should be rioting and protesting. karltop

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