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Esther McVey forced into further concessions on Universal Credit

Work and Pensions Secretary unveils a new package of support for people being moved to Universal Credit.

DWP admit it has no idea if the new benefit sanctions regime actually works

Department hasn't carried out any 'robust analysis' into the impact or effectiveness of benefit sanctions on Universal Credit claimants.

Universal Credit plans could be voted down in Parliament, says MP

Frank Field warns that unless new plans include adequate protections "MPs will be left with no option but to vote them down".

Mhairi Black: Don’t be fooled by the Chancellor’s ‘end of austerity’ claims

Chancellor hiding behind 'soundbites' while continuing the Tories' brutal austerity agenda, says SNP MP.

Dad died after he was forced to give up a rehab placement to attend a Universal Credit meeting

He turned to alcohol following the tragic death of his 15-month old daughter.

Stop criticising Universal Credit or lose vital funding, homeless charity told

Charity boss claims she's been told to stay silent or risk missing out on crucial funding.

‘Alarming increase’ in the number of people sleeping rough in London

The number of people recorded as sleeping rough in London has increased by a shocking 17% over the last year.

Budget 2018: Millions face a ‘Tory pay cut’ as austerity continues

Budget analysis reveals low and middle income families will be left worse off. while the rich get richer.

Homeless teen became ’emaciated’ after he was left to sleep in a tent by Cornwall Council

Ombudsman condemns "long list of failures" that led to a vulnerable 17 year-old boy having to sleep rough.

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Tory austerity is putting children’s lives in danger’

Labour leader warns of a “national emergency” facing children’s services.

DWP officials pocket £44 million in ‘performance’ bonuses despite universal credit debacle

Figures also show DWP ministers spent £35million defending cruel decisions to deny sick and disabled people vital benefits.

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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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