Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Money

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.

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.

New payment for people forced to self-isolate in Covid-19 hotspots

Government told it won't be enough for some people and many more will miss out entirely.

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 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.

Number of families claiming Universal Credit soars by 400,000

Charity calls for a £20-a-week boost to the child element of Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit.

BAME workers take biggest financial hit from coronavirus pandemic

Black and ethic minority groups hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, survey shows.

Refusal to replace Universal Credit loans with non-repayable grants is a ‘political choice’, admits Iain Duncan Smith

Former Work and Pensions boss told MPs that it is "a policy decision, not a structural issue".

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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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