Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Money

REVEALED: Tories’ secret plot to spy on benefit claimant’s bank accounts

Move likened to the encroachment to the "big brother state".

Thousands of middle earners are ‘going hungry’ after being refused benefits, report says

290,000 people on middle-incomes have unsuccessfully tried to claim benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic.

MPs call for new ‘starter payments’ to provide financial support during Universal Credit wait

Universal Credit 'loans' trap new claimants in a cycle of debt and leave them unable to afford repayments.

Cutting benefits doesn’t just hurt the poor, it damages the economy too

Removing the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit will take money out of the economy, report says.

‘No excuse’ for Tories failure to provide financial support to millions while refusing to tackle tax avoidance

Tory government accused of failing to support millions of small businesses and workers hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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."

SNP call for universal basic income pilot

Party says UBI has the potential to solve the poverty crisis.

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.

Over 50 organisations call for £20 a week Universal Credit increase to be made permanent

Joint letter warns that millions of households face losing over £1,000 a year.

‘Millions face a bitter winter of rising unemployment and squeezed living standards’, says MP

Tory government has "deliberately chosen" to let unemployment soar, says SNP MP.

Job Support Scheme ‘will not prevent a major rise in unemployment’

New scheme "will not live up to its promise to significantly reduce the rise in unemployment."

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.

Charities see requests for support more than double during Covid-19 pandemic

Grant-giving charities have seen applications for financial and non-financial support increase significantly since lockdown began.

DWP urged to increase ‘legacy benefits’ to avoid gap in support

Policy shift would see 1.5 million more people benefit from a £20 per week benefits boost.

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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