Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Press Releases

DWP must allow disabled students to claim Universal Credit, court rules

Disabled student wins right to be considered for Universal Credit.

Poor hit by fallout of Covid driven into extreme hardship – but the rich get richer

Fears grow around the widening of social inequalities in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

Cross-party leaders join forces in call to halt Universal Credit cuts

Cross-party leaders call for the £20 a week up-lift to Universal Credit to be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits.

Government must do more to help young people hit by unemployment, say experts

Latest ONS figures show a huge increase in the number of unemployed young people.

Rishi Sunak’s next U-turn must be to make the £20 Universal Credit uplift permanent, says SNP

SNP also say the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit should be extended to all legacy benefits.

Coronavirus: Tories warned not to cut Universal Credit support for the self-employed

Reintroduction of the ‘Minimum Income Floor’ could see the self-employed losing thousands of pounds each year.

UK facing a ‘jobs crisis for disabled people’, charity warns

Employers are reluctant to hire disabled people during the Covid pandemic.

Reduce state pension age to boost jobs for the young

Giving early access to the state pension could reduce the pressure on 16-24-year olds to find employment and reduce the future skills gap, say leading tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg. David Hough, a business advisory partner at the firm said:...

‘No excuse’ for Tories failure to provide financial support to millions while refusing to tackle tax avoidance

Tory government accused of failing to support millions of small businesses and workers hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Benefits ‘scrounger’ narrative is deterring people from claiming support due to Covid

Poverty charity calls for changes to reduce benefits stigma.

New child poverty data reveals the shocking extent of hardship in the UK

"The children affected are on a cliff edge, and the pandemic will only sweep them further into danger."

Coronavirus: Tories warned that ‘new shielding guidance lacks basic protections’

UK government "is not providing robust support and protections for those most at risk."

SNP call for universal basic income pilot

Party says UBI has the potential to solve the poverty crisis.

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