Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Poverty

Scotland is facing a ‘cost of living crisis’, charity warns

UK Government is under mounting pressure to introduce an emergency 'universal basic income'.

How to get a non-repayable £500 emergency coronavirus grant

The grant can be used to cover vital living costs such as food and bills.

Coronavirus: Mediocre welfare system is putting vulnerable people’s lives at risk

SNP call for a strengthening of UK welfare protections in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Government urged to introduce ‘universal basic income’ after Spain move

Vital measure would fix gaps and ensure no one is left behind, say SNP.

Universal Credit needs “emergency boost” or thousands more will be pushed into poverty

Coronavirus: “If we don’t urgently boost Universal Credit many risk being plunged into poverty," says TUC.

‘Deeply worrying’ that families are struggling to pay energy bills during coronavirus crisis

Government urged to introduce an 'Emergency Coronavirus Energy Grant' to help struggling families.

Coronavirus: Emergency support package needed to save ‘children of the pandemic’

Vulnerable children are at risk of becoming "unseen victims" of the coronavirus pandemic, think tank warns.

Poor kids to be given food vouchers during coronavirus outbreak

Announcement comes after poverty campaigners called for an increase to child benefit.

UK poverty charity launches ‘crisis appeal’ in response to coronavirus devastation

Charity sees 520% increase in number of people seeking benefits advice due to coronavirus crisis.

Urgent action still needed to support self-employed, says poverty charity

Government plans don't go far enough and Universal Credit should not be seen as a viable solution for the self-employed.

Self-employed to be offered grants of up to £2,500 a month – but they’ll have to wait until June

Coronavirus support package for the self-employed 'fails to deliver for many households already in difficulty.'

“We are facing a child poverty crisis,” charity warns

Plea to increase benefits as 100,000 more children are pushed into poverty.

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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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