Sunday, December 6, 2020

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Cutting benefits doesn’t just hurt the poor, it damages the economy too

Removing the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit will take money out of the economy, report says.

‘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.

Domestic Abuse Bill fails to protect disabled and vulnerable victims

Bill fails to provide sufficient protections for migrants and disabled survivors of abuse.

PM rejects Marcus Rashford’s petition to extend free school meals – but England star vows to fight on

A defiant Rashford has refused to back down, saying no child should be going hungry.

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.

Families on Universal Credit face a ‘cold, hard winter’ with 26% already cutting back on heating

PM Boris Johnson urged to increase benefits and retain the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit.

Reports of disability hate crime continue to rise as number of police charges fall

New figures show a continuing increase in reports of disability hate crime to police.

DWP has no legal duty to safeguard vulnerable claimants, says Thérèse Coffey

DWP Secretary's comments described as "shameful" and "dangerous" by a leading disability charity.

Over 50 organisations call for £20 a week Universal Credit increase to be made permanent

Joint letter warns that millions of households face losing over £1,000 a year.

Open letter to MPs calls for the restoration of disability rights

Letter says disabled people's human rights were removed as part of the Coronavirus Act.

‘Millions face a bitter winter of rising unemployment and squeezed living standards’, says MP

Tory government has "deliberately chosen" to let unemployment soar, says SNP MP.

Job Support Scheme ‘will not prevent a major rise in unemployment’

New scheme "will not live up to its promise to significantly reduce the rise in unemployment."

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