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DWP Secretary attacks Labour’s plan to scrap Universal Credit

DWP Secretary Therese Coffey's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in full.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will scrap ‘inhumane’ Universal Credit

Labour would also scrap the benefit cap and suspend the "punitive" sanctions regime.

Universal Credit five-week wait fuels hunger and homelessness, says Trussell Trust

Government urged to end the minimum five-week wait for Universal Credit.

Exclusive: ‘Suicidal’ Universal Credit claimant left with six months of rent arrears

She was left at risk of eviction, despite living with a disability and suffering from serious mental health issues.

Universal Credit: Mum of two left with just £2.60 to feed kids has to walk 13 miles to work...

"I’m not begging, I’m just trying to get by."

Universal Credit: Mentally ill man asked how often he changes his underwear

"I constantly had to use the money I would for food to top up my rent."

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.