Tag: Universal Credit

‘I’ve been crying my eyes out’: Universal Credit ‘error’ left disabled man hungry and penniless

"I'd work if I could to pay my way, but I'm so unwell at the moment after my surgery that it's impossible."

Tory welfare cuts breach international human rights laws, says watchdog

Benefit cuts mean children have been left to go hungry, report says.

‘Smartly dressed’ fraudsters target benefit claimants in Universal Credit scam

Vulnerable people are being tricked out of hundreds of pounds, charity warns.

Tory benefit cuts will double the number of children living in poverty

Changes to social security benefits are devastating family incomes, report warns.

Amber Rudd to end three-year benefit sanctions under Universal Credit

Work and Pensions Secretary said she wanted to ensure that penalties for failing to meet strict benefit conditionality "are proportionate".

High Court finds Universal Credit migration arrangements unlawful

10,000 severely disabled people would have left worse off by around a £100 per month.

Universal Credit claimants ‘left in the dark’ about their entitlements

Universal Credit claimants are given little information about how payments are calculated and if they can appeal decisions.

Nearly 1.6 million people needed to use food banks last year, shocking figures show

Trussell Trust blamed the government's controversial Universal Credit regime.

Nearly two million Universal Credit claimants to lose over £1,000 a year, says IFS

Around 11 million UK adults will eventually find themselves in receipt of Universal Credit payments.

Seriously ill woman refused Universal Credit ‘on the verge of taking her own life’

Universal Credit has been blamed for pushing vulnerable people to food banks and others to suicide.

SNP highlight ‘deep concerns’ with Universal Credit ahead of crunch debate

MSPs call for 'fundamental reforms' to Universal Credit to reduce in-work poverty.

DWP delay disability back-payments to thousands cruelly denied benefits

Call for thousands of people who lost out on severe disability premium payments to be reimbursed.

DWP kept damning Universal Credit research ‘secret’ for 18 months

The research found that the majority of former tax credit claimants were struggling to cope under the new benefits system.

London’s poverty hotspots revealed in new online tool

One in seven low-income families in London say they can't afford to pay their bills.

Teachers warn of ‘significant increase’ in child poverty

"Some students have mentioned that they have not had any food for two days."

Benefit claimant with broken back killed himself after being found ‘fit for work’ by DWP

He was left pennniless and unable to pay the rent or top up his electricity meter.

Benefit claimant left sarcastic suicide note ‘thanking’ the DWP before taking his own life

Mr Sycamore was left unable to top up his electric meter due to problems with Universal Credit.

MPs slam ‘dismissive’ and ‘disrespectful’ DWP over Universal Credit report

Work and Pensions Committee blasts "disrespectful Government responses that treat us like dirt".

Universal Credit two-child limit will push 300,000 more children into poverty

Campaigners also say the policy breaches the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Tories knew Universal Credit was causing hardship but pressed ahead regardless

Report's damning findings were snuck out by the DWP and HMRC more than a year after it was finished.

‘Help to Claim’ service to provide free advice for new Universal Credit claimants

Service will provide free and impartial advice to people who need help to claim Universal Credit.

Universal Credit system will ignore existing benefit claimant’s past history, DWP admits

Claimants could be expected to provide information already given when claiming legacy benefits.

Universal Credit, Tax Credits, and Child Benefit payment dates over Easter 2019

You may receive benefit payments earlier than expected over the Easter period.


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