Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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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".

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.

DWP splashes £120m fighting disability benefit appeals despite record claimant success rates

UK government urged to fundamentally overhaul the disability benefits system.

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.

More than half a million UK pensioners missing out on free TV licences

Over 75's urged to claim their Pension Credit entitlement to get a free TV licence.

DWP Secretary rejects Labour’s call to extend benefit sanctions ban

Labour's Shadow DWP Secretary said it was "untenable" to lift the ban on sanctions when unemployment is rising and job availability is falling.

DWP faces legal action from disabled student blocked from claiming Universal Credit

DWP refused to undertake a work capability assessment on the basis that she was a full-time student.

DWP will not be appealing Court of Appeal defeat on Universal Credit

"Unlawful" policy had a "severely harmful impact" on four working women.

Charities demand council tax reform as ban on face-to-face bailiff collection ends

"Government changes risk creating debt D-Day of 23 August", charities warn.

Judges slam ‘unlawful’ Universal Credit rules as four single mums win Court of Appeal case

Up to 85,000 universal credit claimants may be affected by the ruling.

One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

Families are struggling to afford and access enough food during the Coronavirus pandemic, survey finds.

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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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