Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Press Releases

BAME workers take biggest financial hit from coronavirus pandemic

Black and ethic minority groups hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, survey shows.

Charities call for an independent inquiry into benefit deaths

Leading charities and mental health organisations join forces to 'stop benefit deaths'.

DWP faces legal action from disabled student blocked from claiming Universal Credit

DWP refused to undertake a work capability assessment on the basis that she was a full-time student.

Charities demand council tax reform as ban on face-to-face bailiff collection ends

"Government changes risk creating debt D-Day of 23 August", charities warn.

1 in 4 working carers consider giving up work due to pressures of balancing work and caring responsibilities

Research finds that 1.6 million working carers struggle to combine their work and care responsibilities.

Government urged to change the law on ‘intimidating and threatening’ debt collection letters

People in problem debt are three times more likely to have considered taking their own life.

Judges slam ‘unlawful’ Universal Credit rules as four single mums win Court of Appeal case

Up to 85,000 universal credit claimants may be affected by the ruling.

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.

Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die of Coronavirus, analysis shows

Government accused of failing to protect disabled people from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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.

275 severely disabled people launch legal case against DWP over lost benefit income

Former claimants of Severe Disability Premium launch legal case for lost benefit income

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 pandemic causes 22% drop in income for UK households

Government urged to increase benefits and end the five-week wait for universal credit.

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