Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Poverty

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.

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".

Nearly 1.4 million have no access to the welfare safety net, says Citizens Advice

Nearly 1.4 million migrants living and working legally in the UK have no recourse to public funds during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Increase legacy benefits to help people hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, say MPs

Government must not "simply ignore the needs" of those still in receipt of legacy benefits.

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.

Boris Johnson lied about falling child poverty rates, SNP claim

PM accused of falsely claiming that child poverty rates are declining.

Labour MP slams ‘abhorrent’ Tory two-child benefits limit for ‘plunging thousands of children into poverty’

Around 5.2 million children are expected to be living in poverty in the UK by 2022.

Unpaid carers twice as likely to have used a food bank during lockdown

"The Government must acknowledge the impact the pandemic is having on carers’ finances."

Two-thirds of families on Universal Credit pushed into debt during lockdown

Government urged to increase to the child element of Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit.

Marcus Rashford forces Tories into humiliating U-turn on free school meals

Marcus Rashford: "Just look at what we can do when we come together".

New Universal Credit claimants facing hardship and ‘skipping meals’ due to five-week wait

Citizens Advice calls for urgent changes to the minimum five-week wait for Universal Credit.

Coronavirus: Food banks swamped with requests for emergency food aid

Demand for emergency food parcels has reached unprecented levels as COVID-19 ravages already struggling communities.

Children cut adrift as poverty leaves COVID-generation facing a perilous future

UK government urged to 'immediately increase household income for the least well off'.

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