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Energy bills ‘will cost two months wages next year’

Growing pressure on the UK government to act on the worsening cost of living crisis.

Bailiff evictions rise by 39% during cost of living crisis

Government urged to lift the freeze on housing benefits so that they reflect actual housing costs.

£500 one-off payment to unpaid carers in Wales re-opens for applications

Unpaid carers urged to contact their local authority to register before the new closing date.

Nicola Sturgeon calls for ’emergency meeting on cost of living crisis’

First Minister said "many people across the UK cannot afford to wait until September for further action to be taken."

Ukrainian refugees given ‘immediate’ access to welfare benefits

They would have been subject to the Habitual Residence Test, requiring them to wait up to three months.

35,000 more families face benefits cap trap next year, analysis shows

Thousands face missing out on next year's higher than normal benefits uprating.

IDS calls for benefits boost as cost of living crisis deepens

Former Tory leader and work and pensions boss Iain Duncan Smith MP has called on the UK Government to raise benefits inline with soaring...

Universal Credit deductions push vulnerable people further into poverty and debt

Universal Credit deductions leave people unable to afford food and other essentials.

Millions to be given just three months to apply for Universal Credit

DWP to restart 'managed migration' to Universal Credit despite warnings from charities.

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Bailiff evictions rise by 39% during cost of living crisis

Government urged to lift the freeze on housing benefits so that they reflect actual housing costs.

£500 one-off payment to unpaid carers in Wales re-opens for applications

Unpaid carers urged to contact their local authority to register before the new closing date.

Nicola Sturgeon calls for ’emergency meeting on cost of living crisis’

First Minister said "many people across the UK cannot afford to wait until September for further action to be taken."

Energy bills could rise to over £4,200 in early 2023, expert warns

"The government must make introducing more support over the first two quarters of 2023 a number one priority."
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