Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Poverty

Unfair Benefit Sanctions Causing “Significant Levels Of Hardship”, Say Housing Federation

The UK is becoming an "unsympathetic and uncaring state", say The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Welfare Cuts Leading To Rise In “Poverty Crime” – Video

Coalition welfare cuts are pushing previously law abiding citizens into "poverty crime", with the number of people stealing food from stores at a nine year high.

160,000 Poor Kids Missing Out On Free School Meals

Over 160,000 children from poorer families are not receiving the free school means they are entitled to as parents are failing to claim, it has been revealed.

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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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