Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Economy

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Tories urged to strenghthen welfare protections after 6 million fall behind on bills due to Covid

Hardest hit include carers, key workers, black people, people with disabilities and those who are shielding.

Nearly 200,000 over 50s ‘forced into retirement’ since the Covid outbreak

Analysis also shows that the number of over 50s claiming universal credit has almost doubled.

Over 600,000 jobs lost to COVID-19 as Labour calls for an urgent ‘Back To Work’ budget

Latests figures also show a 125.9% rise in the number of people claiming benefits.

Children cut adrift as poverty leaves COVID-generation facing a perilous future

UK government urged to 'immediately increase household income for the least well off'.

Covid-19 gives us a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to improve the lives of key workers

The jobs and skills that have kept the country going must be rewarded with more than applause.

‘UK government must rule out a return to Tory austerity’, says SNP

Leaked Treasury document hints at tax rises and damaging cuts after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Universal Basic Income is no longer seen as a crazy utopian ideal but a necessary step to end poverty

Survey shows that 71% of Europeans support the idea of a universal basic income.

81% surge in foodbank use sparks calls for a stronger welfare safety net

Coalition of charities call for a 'Coronavirus Emergency Income Support Scheme' to help protect low-income households.

Increase legacy benefits to avoid ‘two-tier’ welfare system

SNP condemns "unfair" disparity between old and new benefit systems.

DWP ‘didn’t really consider’ scrapping the five-week wait for Universal Credit

Tory welfare minister says the structure of Universal Credit is unlikely to change despite the Coronavirus outbreak.

Nearly 11 MILLION children at risk of Coronavirus poverty as campaigners demand benefit changes

More than two-thirds of UK children are living in households where their parents’ employment has been affected by Covid-19.

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1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

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