Friday, November 27, 2020

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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.

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".

Over 600,000 jobs lost to COVID-19 as Labour calls for an urgent ‘Back To Work’ budget

Latests figures also show a 125.9% rise in the number of people claiming benefits.

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: 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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

Universal Basic Income is no longer seen as a crazy utopian ideal but a necessary step to end poverty

Survey shows that 71% of Europeans support the idea of a universal basic income.

One in five UK households with children go hungry during Covid-19 lockdown

UK Government facing mounting pressure to strengthen the social security safety net.

Family of man who ‘starved to death’ after benefits stopped issue legal claim against DWP

Errol Graham was found dead in his flat weighing only four and a half stone.

Unpaid family carers ‘feel completely ignored’ by Government amid the Coronavirus pandemic

Government under pressure to increase the value of Carer's Allowance to help the UK's army of 6.5 million unpaid carers.

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