Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

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jamie1965
jamie1965 Community member Posts: 85 Courageous
i have long term depress and have fibromyalgia also narrowing of the spine that I may need to have an opp I have been off work since 12 dec and don’t expect to return for a while I have the higher rate of pip both elements and working tax and worked 18 hours per week after having to reduce my hours cause of ill health my work pay sick pay for 5 months and then the 6 month half pay they told me yesterday that my wage is going to drop to half end of this month and then have to claim esa which I have never done before I could not understand why my sick pay was reduced so quick they told me that since 2016 I have will have been off 28 weeks in total I thought it was meant to be 28 weeks straight but I thought ok what about my working tax credits is that now going to have to stop or not cause it states on there web site you can claim for the first 28 weeks of sickness so I would take this to mean that I should be ok till June can anyone advise pls 

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