Wednesday, January 20, 2021


1 in 5 UK children may not get a Christmas present this year

"Our government has a duty to provide an inclusive economy for all, which includes reforming and fixing our social security system."

Majority say £20 Universal Credit boost should be permanent as half a million UK children languish in extreme poverty

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has so far refused to commit to extending the £20 a week uplift beyond April.

Two-child benefit limit a ‘significant factor’ in women’s decisions to abort pregnancy

Women forced to choose between motherhood and financial security.

SNP Conference: Free year-round breakfasts and lunches for all primary school students

SNP unveil plan to provide free breakfasts and lunches for all primary school kids in Scotland.

Second Tory U-turn on free school meals welcomed by Rashford but over a million kids will still go hungry

Tories forced into yet another humiliating U-turn on free school meals after heroic campaign by Marcus Rashford.

New child poverty data reveals the shocking extent of hardship in the UK

"The children affected are on a cliff edge, and the pandemic will only sweep them further into danger."

Families on Universal Credit face a ‘cold, hard winter’ with 26% already cutting back on heating

PM Boris Johnson urged to increase benefits and retain the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit.

Call for £10 a week boost to child benefit as parents struggle to protect children from poverty

Parents relying on child benefit to pay bills and everyday living costs.

DWP forced to give unmarried parents access to bereavement benefits after Supreme Court ruling

Unmarried couples are to be given the right to claim bereavement benefits.

86% of parents of autistic children felt lack of government support during lockdown

Families of autistic young people need to feel confident in the amount of support available.

Boris Johnson lied about falling child poverty rates, SNP claim

PM accused of falsely claiming that child poverty rates are declining.

Labour MP slams ‘abhorrent’ Tory two-child benefits limit for ‘plunging thousands of children into poverty’

Around 5.2 million children are expected to be living in poverty in the UK by 2022.

Marcus Rashford forces Tories into humiliating U-turn on free school meals

Marcus Rashford: "Just look at what we can do when we come together".

Lift two-child benefits limit in wake of coronavirus pandemic, report urges

Government urged to scrap the two-child limit in the wake of a sharp rise in Universal Credit claims.

One in five UK households with children go hungry during Covid-19 lockdown

UK Government facing mounting pressure to strengthen the social security safety net.

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