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Benefit Claimants to be tracked by mobile app (step closer to RFID chip)

The UK government is trialling the use of distributed ledger technology and a mobile app to help welfare claimants track what they are spending their benefit payments on. The proof-of-concept, which kicked off last month in the North West of England with a tiny group of volunteers, sees claimants use a mobile app to receive and spend their benefit money.



Then, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) minister Lord Freud told the Payments Innovation conference this week, with claimants' consent "their transactions are being recorded on a distributed ledger to support their financial management".
The DWP is working with fintech outfit GovCoin, Barclays, energy utility RWE Npower and University College London on the trial. GovCoin stresses that the transaction data tracked by the DLT is not seen by the government, but feeds back into the app so that claimants can see their available funds and monitor and allocate their spending to "jars". Jeremy Wilson, vice chairman, c…

Hilary Benn the war criminal and traitor

You would have thought the son of Tony Benn wouldn't be up for bombing women and children, and run with the lie ISIS isn't created by us, but Tony Benn was always riding the Tiger's back at the end of the day.  Laughable ignorance or maybe not.  Fascism?  Been a Fascist state here for as long as anyone can recall


Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn told a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) lunch yesterday that relations with Israel must be based on cooperation and rejected attempts to isolate the country.
Addressing senior party figures in Westminster, Benn praised Israel for its “progressive spirit, vibrant democracy, a strong welfare state, thriving free press and independent judiciary.” He also called Israel “an economic giant, a high-tech centre, second only to the United States. A land of innovation and entrepreneurship, venture capital and graduates, private and public enterprise.”
Chilcot reveals Hilary Benn is at fault for the post-war failures in Iraq #ChickenCoup#Chil…

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