Provide FREE 0800 access to all DWP departments, agencies and public bodies

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Please sign this to make the DWP scrap their 0345 numbers. All calls to the DWP should be FREE!
https://www.change.org/p/iain-duncan-smith-provide-free-0800-access-to-all-dwp-departments-agencies-and-public-bodies

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  • marliepanda
    marliepanda Posts: 7,186 Forumite
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    I won't. 0345 are very often free on mobile contracts , 0800 are not. I'd prefer 0345
  • Darksparkle
    Darksparkle Posts: 5,465 Forumite
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    I won't. 0345 are very often free on mobile contracts , 0800 are not. I'd prefer 0345

    0800 are free on all mobiles.
  • cattie
    cattie Posts: 8,841 Forumite
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    All calls to the DWP should be FREE!


    Why should they be free? Completely free calls will be just another burden on the welfare system & tax paying public. The money would have to come from somewhere & quite possibly benefits would be cut/axed to help meet the cost of the huge phone bill the government would have to pay.
    The bigger the bargain, the better I feel.

    I should mention that there's only one of me, don't confuse me with others of the same name.
  • Poppie68
    Poppie68 Posts: 4,881 Forumite
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    I'm with cattie on this.....It will just be another bill for the taxpayer and lead to cuts in the long-term.
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    In a budget of £790 BILLION the cost of phone calls is small beer, very small
  • konark
    konark Posts: 1,260 Forumite
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    It would be nice if they just answered the phone, they keep you hanging on until you just give up.
  • auldblerk
    auldblerk Posts: 1,083 Forumite
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    You might get Ian Duncan Smith answering your call, he's looking for another job :D
    Can't see him going onto his own creation .. Universal Credit
  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,947 Forumite
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    venison wrote: »
    In a budget of £790 BILLION the cost of phone calls is small beer, very small

    It's still not to be sneezed at - I'm not sure how many calls they get a week, but it won't be a trivial number. And if it was free they'll probably end up fielding a lot of calls from the public that are nothing to do with benefits.
  • bigbulldog
    bigbulldog Posts: 632 Forumite
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    Poppie68 wrote: »
    I'm with cattie on this.....It will just be another bill for the taxpayer and lead to cuts in the long-term.

    Please get real making a cost telephone number into a free one would lead to cuts to the taxpayer are you having a laugh or it's a joke surely you cannot be serious.
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