As we discussed in this update before Christmas there is a worrying clause in the new ‘Data Protection and Digital Information Bill’ which would give the Department of Work and Pensions the right to snoop into social security claimants finances including those receiving child benefit and state pension.
This will affect up to 22 million people many will be unaware it is happening. The Bill is currently at the House of Lords committee stage.
Prospect union has started a petition focusing on pensioners’. Click on the button below to sign the petition and share your support.