Vince Cable welcomes cold weather payment for Twickenham and Richmond

Vince Cable has welcomed news the Government’s cold weather payment has been triggered in Twickenham and Richmond.

Many residents will receive extra money towards their fuel bills after temperatures dropped in the past few weeks.

The payment is a fixed amount for each week of cold weather when temperatures drop or are forecast to drop to 0C or below.

Dr Cable said: “I’m glad that during these really cold periods, the coalition Government is giving vulnerable residents extra money to cover the cost of their energy bills.

“These payments are made automatically to those entitled to them and there should be no need to make a claim.”

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10:55am Thu 31 Jan 13

ken elmes says...

A Benefit put in place by a Labour Government. The LibDemCon Government is slowly dismantling the Welfare State. The NHS into smaller units ready to sell off to their conservative city friends.
A Benefit put in place by a Labour Government. The LibDemCon Government is slowly dismantling the Welfare State. The NHS into smaller units ready to sell off to their conservative city friends. ken elmes
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11:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13

metis says...

You cant have a benefit for a few without there being a cost to the rest. Where do you think the money for all these benefits come from - the money tree orchard behind number 10 ? Just the interest on the national debt will cost £44.8 billion a year. We owe £17,636 for every man, woman and child.
If only they would dismantle the welfare state - it might be worth voting for.
You cant have a benefit for a few without there being a cost to the rest. Where do you think the money for all these benefits come from - the money tree orchard behind number 10 ? Just the interest on the national debt will cost £44.8 billion a year. We owe £17,636 for every man, woman and child. If only they would dismantle the welfare state - it might be worth voting for. metis
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2:53am Fri 1 Feb 13

Twickenham Bob says...

And the National Debt is a lot bigger because of the gigantic scale tax dodging by the Tory Party friends in the city & commerce.

The welfare state is being dismantled because of the immoral bankers funneling deals though Crown Dependencies like the Cayman Islands & the outrageous behavior of firms like Amazon and Starbucks. Mr Cable does a lot of tough talking but nothing of substance to stop the abuse.

The biggest cost of welfare is universal pensions. The Government needs to reduce pensions for those who are sitting on piles of money.

Why should someone earning £25,000 be paying tax to fund pensions for the wealthy pensioners living in multi million pound house on RIchmond Hill or Twickenham Riverside. It's totally wrong. The money needs to be taken away from them and given to the pensioners in need.
And the National Debt is a lot bigger because of the gigantic scale tax dodging by the Tory Party friends in the city & commerce. The welfare state is being dismantled because of the immoral bankers funneling deals though Crown Dependencies like the Cayman Islands & the outrageous behavior of firms like Amazon and Starbucks. Mr Cable does a lot of tough talking but nothing of substance to stop the abuse. The biggest cost of welfare is universal pensions. The Government needs to reduce pensions for those who are sitting on piles of money. Why should someone earning £25,000 be paying tax to fund pensions for the wealthy pensioners living in multi million pound house on RIchmond Hill or Twickenham Riverside. It's totally wrong. The money needs to be taken away from them and given to the pensioners in need. Twickenham Bob
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6:37pm Fri 1 Feb 13

jeremyhm says...

Just consider, Bob, that those "wealthy" persons you refer to have paid tax and NI all their lives (and still pay tax), and might well have been creators of wealth, and employers. Without people like that, there would no NHS, police, pensions etc. If you wish to live in a country where money can be confiscated on a whim, you are welcome to leave UK Ltd.
NB I am quite happy to pay tax on my £25000 p.a. work pension.
Just consider, Bob, that those "wealthy" persons you refer to have paid tax and NI all their lives (and still pay tax), and might well have been creators of wealth, and employers. Without people like that, there would no NHS, police, pensions etc. If you wish to live in a country where money can be confiscated on a whim, you are welcome to leave UK Ltd. NB I am quite happy to pay tax on my £25000 p.a. work pension. jeremyhm
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10:50pm Fri 1 Feb 13

metis says...

Perhaps Bob can explain why he considers it morally right that Government can confiscate people's legally acquired assets, yet people trying to retain their assets in a legal way is immoral.
His faith in comrade Millipede should be checked out here under members interests;
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One might also wonder which firm of big city accountants Margaret Hodge used to shelter her holdings in Stemcor from inheritence tax.
Perhaps Bob can explain why he considers it morally right that Government can confiscate people's legally acquired assets, yet people trying to retain their assets in a legal way is immoral. His faith in comrade Millipede should be checked out here under members interests; http://www.theyworkf oryou.com/mp/david_m iliband/south_shield s One might also wonder which firm of big city accountants Margaret Hodge used to shelter her holdings in Stemcor from inheritence tax. metis
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11:54pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Twickenham Bob says...

There needs to be a lot more means testing of benefits and a crackdown of tax breaks. They have unfairly been giving a get out of jail card whilst everyone else bleeds.

If you live in a house that can command a rent of £3,000 a month you shouldn't be able to able to claim a bean off the state - End off. To many pensioners want a luxury lifestyle funded by the working poor.

National Insurance & Income Tax free pension contributions needs to be stopped - as it means the poor subsidies the rich. Often the boss is paying little or no income tax - whilst the worker bees are paying ever more tax.

The amount of tax dodges and fiddles in this country is disgusting.
There needs to be a lot more means testing of benefits and a crackdown of tax breaks. They have unfairly been giving a get out of jail card whilst everyone else bleeds. If you live in a house that can command a rent of £3,000 a month you shouldn't be able to able to claim a bean off the state - End off. To many pensioners want a luxury lifestyle funded by the working poor. National Insurance & Income Tax free pension contributions needs to be stopped - as it means the poor subsidies the rich. Often the boss is paying little or no income tax - whilst the worker bees are paying ever more tax. The amount of tax dodges and fiddles in this country is disgusting. Twickenham Bob
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12:20am Sat 2 Feb 13

metis says...

Would you be evading my last post or avoiding it I wonder?
Anyway, your advice to me, having worked hard most of my life, saved for my old age and been frugal with my spending is to blow it all on a cruise and a luxury sports car so that when the state bullys come round to means test me - I can claim poverty. Good idea Bob!
Would you be evading my last post or avoiding it I wonder? Anyway, your advice to me, having worked hard most of my life, saved for my old age and been frugal with my spending is to blow it all on a cruise and a luxury sports car so that when the state bullys come round to means test me - I can claim poverty. Good idea Bob! metis
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11:00am Sat 2 Feb 13

Sparkythecat says...

As Twickenham Bob would appear to be a fully paid up member of the communist party, perhaps he could explain something what I have yet to be able to work out. How did some of our Russian friends get ultra rich so quickly after communism in their country? Was it a case of some were more equal than others? Then we could all get back to the fact that we are talking about £10 payments to pensioners. Not a life-changing sum I think even he would agree. Let's all be grateful for what we have in life and not waste our time looking around and envying others it doesn't improve your lot one iota.
As Twickenham Bob would appear to be a fully paid up member of the communist party, perhaps he could explain something what I have yet to be able to work out. How did some of our Russian friends get ultra rich so quickly after communism in their country? Was it a case of some were more equal than others? Then we could all get back to the fact that we are talking about £10 payments to pensioners. Not a life-changing sum I think even he would agree. Let's all be grateful for what we have in life and not waste our time looking around and envying others it doesn't improve your lot one iota. Sparkythecat
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11:31am Sat 2 Feb 13

ken elmes says...

I’m not afraid to use my name in all the things I have said or written in over 50 years of Twickenham community and public life in an amateur way, and not hide behind a nom deplume. People with little or no augment always saying ‘Go back to Russia’ among other things. The people getting extra rich there now through using the capitalist system in the usual brutish way of ‘dog eat dog’ ‘bank eat bank’ and using all the capitalistic tax fiddles. If the ‘cash in hand’ working was ended and EVERY body paid their fair share of tax, and not put their money offshore there would be plenty to service a good and needed welfare state and lower the tax rates.
I’m not afraid to use my name in all the things I have said or written in over 50 years of Twickenham community and public life in an amateur way, and not hide behind a nom deplume. People with little or no augment always saying ‘Go back to Russia’ among other things. The people getting extra rich there now through using the capitalist system in the usual brutish way of ‘dog eat dog’ ‘bank eat bank’ and using all the capitalistic tax fiddles. If the ‘cash in hand’ working was ended and EVERY body paid their fair share of tax, and not put their money offshore there would be plenty to service a good and needed welfare state and lower the tax rates. ken elmes
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1:24pm Sat 2 Feb 13

jeremyhm says...

is this a first? A socialist suggesting a reduction in taxes?
is this a first? A socialist suggesting a reduction in taxes? jeremyhm
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1:40pm Sat 2 Feb 13

ken elmes says...

I am not anybodies ‘isam’ Jeremyhm (who ever you are) I have always believed in a fair and just society, the best way to sum it up is – ‘“To each according to their need – from each according to their ability” An over paid £200,000 + Council Executive is no good without an under paid Dustman (sorry refuse operative) to clear away her rubbish.
I am not anybodies ‘isam’ Jeremyhm (who ever you are) I have always believed in a fair and just society, the best way to sum it up is – ‘“To each according to their need – from each according to their ability” An over paid £200,000 + Council Executive is no good without an under paid Dustman (sorry refuse operative) to clear away her rubbish. ken elmes
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5:29pm Sat 2 Feb 13

metis says...

The collectivist mindset in the world of Ken and Bob is simply baffling.
Exactly who is it that decides what is fair and just? Is there some international adjudicator? When the clever, enterprising or prudent reach a certain level of wealth do you just confiscate it to give to someone else who you decide is more deserving? Do you think they'll just stick around waiting to be fleeced?
The collectivist mindset in the world of Ken and Bob is simply baffling. Exactly who is it that decides what is fair and just? Is there some international adjudicator? When the clever, enterprising or prudent reach a certain level of wealth do you just confiscate it to give to someone else who you decide is more deserving? Do you think they'll just stick around waiting to be fleeced? metis
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4:00pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Twickenham Bob says...

Maybe Pensions could be reduced if the claimant has a spare bedroom. Like they are going to do with working aged people on benefits.

Whats good for the goose is good for the gander after all.

Like it or not - all Western democracies are mix of the free market and state provision and thus what is fair and unfair is a crucial questions that has to be answered.

Many vulnerable adults are being subject to politically motivated cuts that are designed to cause maximum suffering - as the Tory party are trying to reintroduce Victorian concepts of the deserving and non deserving poor based on Jeremy Kyle style moralising.

We have a government that is telling incontinent cancer patients to put on a nappies and removing there sickness benefits as with a nappy they are fit to work. There a thousands of other similar outrageous directs being given by the new work capacity tests.

Many of the most damaging cuts only save a relatively small about of money but have a massive impact on people.

Universality of benefits is a too way street. There are some who want to cut benefits for others, whilst wanting there freebies protected.
Maybe Pensions could be reduced if the claimant has a spare bedroom. Like they are going to do with working aged people on benefits. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander after all. Like it or not - all Western democracies are mix of the free market and state provision and thus what is fair and unfair is a crucial questions that has to be answered. Many vulnerable adults are being subject to politically motivated cuts that are designed to cause maximum suffering - as the Tory party are trying to reintroduce Victorian concepts of the deserving and non deserving poor based on Jeremy Kyle style moralising. We have a government that is telling incontinent cancer patients to put on a nappies and removing there sickness benefits as with a nappy they are fit to work. There a thousands of other similar outrageous directs being given by the new work capacity tests. Many of the most damaging cuts only save a relatively small about of money but have a massive impact on people. Universality of benefits is a too way street. There are some who want to cut benefits for others, whilst wanting there freebies protected. Twickenham Bob
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9:17am Tue 5 Feb 13

jeremyhm says...

I am looking forward to Bob standing in the next General Election for the Socialist Workers Party - or perhaps Respect. He will then see how many people agree with his views
I am looking forward to Bob standing in the next General Election for the Socialist Workers Party - or perhaps Respect. He will then see how many people agree with his views jeremyhm
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