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ESA To UC Managed Migration To Start In Harrogate

March 13, 2019

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

Harrogate is the unlucky town selected by the DWP to host the pilot of managed migration, the movement of claimants off income-related ESA and other legacy benefits and onto universal credit, probably starting in July.

The DWP says that Harrogate was chosen because of a range of factors, including the local jobcentre’s significant experience of Universal Credit.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd said:

“Moving people from the old and outdated benefits system to Universal Credit is a positive and important moment.

“But the switch needs to be done carefully which is why we are taking a step-by-step approach to this, starting in Harrogate.

“I want to be sure that the switch to Universal Credit is a hassle free process for claimants and everyone receives the personalised service they deserve.”

According to the DWP, ‘additional support will be put in place at Harrogate Jobcentre Plus, including bespoke support that will also be on hand for vulnerable claimants, including home visits.’

Indeed, the probability is that claimants in the pilot areas will receive a level of support that will be far above what claimants in other areas can expect, when the full rollout takes place.

Because the main purpose of the pilot is to persuade increasingly sceptical Tory MPs that the rollout can be managed without it causing a huge loss of votes.

So claimants in Harrogate may get the best experience of managed migration, but they will still have the misfortune to be the first to be forced to move.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2019 4:19 am

    Info for Harrogatians…

    Fraud Act 2006 –

    Misconduct in Public Office –

    Criminal Justice Act 1988 – Torture

    Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter –

    Care Act 2014 – Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect –

    Disability Hate Crime – Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability –

    North Yorkshire Police –
    “A crime that has already happened or is on-going
    Call 101 to report the crime.”
    “Hate crime…”

    North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Lisa Winward –

    North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner –
    The current incumbent is Julia Mulligan, who represents the Conservative Party.

    North Yorkshire Police ***EMPLOY ATOS*** –

    Click to access prem_profile_Atos_2014.pdf

    “North Yorkshire Police chooses Atos Origin and SAS to deliver performance and information management solution.”

    North Yorkshire Police ***EMPLOY CAPITA*** –
    North Yorkshire Police modernises its organisational support function in new five year contract with Capita –

    WCA Hate Criminal Quacks union UNISON HAS AN OFFICE *IN* a North Yorkshire Police Station –
    UNISON Office, Fulford Road Police Station, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4BY ”

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 –
    Corrupt or other improper exercise of police powers and privileges –


    North Yorkshire County Council –
    Safeguarding vulnerable adults –
    “We have zero tolerance to all forms of abuse. We always respond promptly when we are made aware of suspected abuse.

    Safeguarding adults means working together to stop abuse and prevent it happening in the future. Everyone has a right to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect.

    Abuse is always wrong.

    No one should have to live with abuse.

    By reporting abuse you can help bring it to an end.”

    Leader North Yorkshire County Council –
    Councillor Carl Les

    Telephone 01845 565496
    Address The Rosary , Kirklington , Bedale , DL8 2LX
    Register of Interests –

    North Yorkshire County Council ***EMPLOY CAPITA*** –
    Capita to deliver North Yorkshire County Council LMS

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 –
    Ill-treatment or wilful neglect: care worker offence –
    Ill-treatment or wilful neglect: care provider offence –

    Misconduct in Public Office –

    DWP directly BRIBE North Yorkshire County Council –

    Harrogate Borough Council Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults –
    “Safeguarding is everyone business”
    Harrogate Borough Council have a Safeguarding Policy which sets out what staff should do if they have concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult

    Harrogate Borough Council Leader Councillor Richard Cooper –


    North Yorkshire safeguarding adults board –

    MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough – Andrew Jones MP

    Twitter: @ajonesmp

  2. Jeffrey Davies permalink
    March 13, 2019 6:19 am

    Oh dear aktion t4 rolling along without much of a ado more to feel the Tory help push to the edge whot a load of crap they doing it lightly it’s the software needing that it collapses the computers has UC isn’t getting on with other software but you can expect a bad experience for those that feel it

  3. March 13, 2019 10:57 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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