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Universal Credit staff poised for further walk-outs

PCS union warns that strike action could spread to more Universal Credit Services Centres.

Half of private landlords say tenants on Universal Credit have rent arrears

54% of private landlords have tenants on Universal Credit who have fallen behind on rent payments.

Housing associations demand major Universal Credit changes

Landlords say the current Universal Credit system is not fit for purpose.

250,000 Universal Credit claimants hit by sanctions, DWP figures reveal

Calls for an investigation into the cruel benefit sanctions regime.

Government faces third legal challenge to Universal Credit migration arrangements

Two men with severe disabilities have twice already successfully challenged the government.

Surge in number of EU citizens wrongly refused Universal Credit

EU nationals left homeless and destitute due to DWP's "hostile environment".

Universal Credit claimant ‘begging and eating out of bins’ after DWP benefit error

He has been left with just £16 a month to live on.

Universal Credit claimants blocked from challenging DWP decisions

Britain's poorest forced to jump through hoops to obtain benefits justice.

Universal Credit so deeply flawed it should ‘come with a health warning’, say MPs

Report brands flagship Tory welfare reform one of the worst in 'the history of humankind'.

Single dad killed himself after being driven into debt and homelessness over Universal Credit wait

His sister says the five-week wait was the 'final nail in the coffin' in her brother's financial struggles.

High Court to hear Universal Credit minimum income floor case

"The Minimum Income Floor appears to be designed to punish the self-employed."

Tories ‘misled’ parliament on Universal Credit failures

SNP said ministers gave misleading statements on how they will address the £20m Universal Credit scam.

Universal Credit failings led to £20million scam that left thousands out of pocket

Tories cannot escape their role in a £20m Universal Credit scam that left thousands out of pocket, says SNP.

Parents on Universal Credit ‘driven into poverty and debt by soaring childcare costs’

Thousands are being made to pay for childcare costs upfront, says charity.

Universal Credit blamed for rising levels of benefit fraud and error

Uninversal Credit accounts for 8.6% of all benefit overpayments and underpayments.

Dying people forced to wait for Universal Credit are turning to food banks

Thousands of people with terminal illnesses are being forced to turn to food banks due to Universal Credit delays.

80 charities issue formal complaint against ‘misleading’ DWP Universal Credit adverts

A coalition of 80 different charities have written a formal complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.

Nearly half of Universal Credit claimants have money deducted for advance payments

The need for advance payments is becoming the new norm as thousands struggle to cope with the long wait for Universal Credit.

More than 1 in 4 Universal Credit claimants hit by deductions for tax credit errors

570,000 Universal Credit claimants are repaying tax credit overpayments through Universal Credit.

Universal Credit: Family of terminally ill girl struggling to make ends meet after payments stopped

Universal Credit has been widely condemned by charities and others for pushing vulnerable people into abject poverty.

DWP under fire over refusal to backdate Universal Credit claims

Yorkshire MP brands Universal Credit a "jaw dropping failure".

Universal Credit staff stage second walkout over working conditions

PCS say Universal Credit staff are struggling to cope with ever-increasing workloads.

‘I’ve been crying my eyes out’: Universal Credit ‘error’ left disabled man hungry and penniless

"I'd work if I could to pay my way, but I'm so unwell at the moment after my surgery that it's impossible."

‘Smartly dressed’ fraudsters target benefit claimants in Universal Credit scam

Vulnerable people are being tricked out of hundreds of pounds, charity warns.

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