One Nottingham discussed the potential effects of welfare reform at its meeting on 25th of March.
I've previously taken the piss out of ON's sudden panic at policies New Labour has been laying the groundwork on for years. Why weren't there briefings before?
This time there was an 'update' paper which spent quite a lot time discussing the effects of housing benefit changes without once mentioning Discretionary Housing Payments. Can you believe that?
We haven't got the minutes of the meeting yet but there is a new edition of the ON Bulletin out which reports on the meeting. However the welfare reform bit is a largely word for word reproduction of the above paper so it seems unlikely that anybody brought DHPs into the discussion.
The Cockle Man of Nottingham
11 hours ago