Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Press Releases

Domestic abuse referrals have doubled under Covid-19 lockdown, charity says

And it says much more needs to be done to provide safe havens for victims.

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'.

Coronavirus: SNP politicians call for student access to universal credit

SNP politicians demand financial support for students over the summer months.

DWP appeal High Court ruling that Universal Credit assessment period policy is unlawful

High Court ruled that the DWP had been wrongly interpreting the Universal Credit regulations.

Mother issues legal case after benefit cap wipes out Covid-19 universal credit increase

Benefit cap eliminated an increase in Universal Credit intended to help the mother and her children.

Covid-19 gives us a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to improve the lives of key workers

The jobs and skills that have kept the country going must be rewarded with more than applause.

Disabled households left worse off on Universal Credit win breakthrough appeal case

Ruling could ultimately benefit thousands of disabled people whose legacy benefits were wrongly stopped.

‘UK government must rule out a return to Tory austerity’, says SNP

Leaked Treasury document hints at tax rises and damaging cuts after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus lockdown could cause ‘long-term damage’ to children’s mental health, charity warns

Families encouraged to reach out for mental health support if they're struggling during the Coronavirus lockdown.

PM challenged over inadequate ESA benefit payments during coronavirus lockdown

"People who are sick or disabled also deserve an increase in legacy benefit support", says SNP MP.

‘Reckless and spiteful’ DWP stripping families of tax credits after an unsuccesful universal credit claim

"If you claim universal credit, your tax credit claim will be closed, even if you aren't eligible to receive universal credit."

DWP urged to fix ‘unacceptable two-tier’ disability benefits system amid Covid-19 pandemic

System discriminates against some people who will not see their benefits claim extended due to Covid-19.

Government facing legal action over lack of guidance on Covid-19 ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ orders

Reports suggest there has a significant increase in DNR's since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Lift two-child benefits limit in wake of coronavirus pandemic, report urges

Government urged to scrap the two-child limit in the wake of a sharp rise in Universal Credit claims.

Coronavirus pandemic has widened the gender pay gap, say poverty campaigners

Women hit harder than men by the economic fallout of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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