Thursday, November 26, 2020

Universal Credit

Tory cuts will leave millions of families ‘permanently worse off’, says think tank

Fifteen-year income squeeze could leave families £1,200 a year worse off by 2025.

Tories reject petition signed by 120,000 people demanding fairer disability benefits

Petition calls for the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit to be extended to legacy benefits.

DWP must allow disabled students to claim Universal Credit, court rules

Disabled student wins right to be considered for Universal Credit.

Cross-party leaders join forces in call to halt Universal Credit cuts

Cross-party leaders call for the £20 a week up-lift to Universal Credit to be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits.

Call to end Universal Credit wait after huge surge in household debt and foodbank use

Tories urged to scrap the five week wait for Universal Credit and strengthen welfare protections.

Scrap benefit sanctions for the mentally ill, report says

Report finds that benefits conditionality is counter-productive and causes emmense distress for the mentally ill.

Rishi Sunak’s next U-turn must be to make the £20 Universal Credit uplift permanent, says SNP

SNP also say the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit should be extended to all legacy benefits.

Suspension of Universal Credit ‘minimum income floor’ extended for six months

Support for the self-employed to continue for a further six months.

Coronavirus: UK facing a ‘perfect storm of awfulness’ if welfare support isn’t improved

Boris Johnson's own former homelessness adviser warns of an impending winter crisis.

Coronavirus: Tories warned not to cut Universal Credit support for the self-employed

Reintroduction of the ‘Minimum Income Floor’ could see the self-employed losing thousands of pounds each year.

REVEALED: Tories’ secret plot to spy on benefit claimant’s bank accounts

Move likened to the encroachment to the "big brother state".

MPs call for new ‘starter payments’ to provide financial support during Universal Credit wait

Universal Credit 'loans' trap new claimants in a cycle of debt and leave them unable to afford repayments.

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.

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.

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.

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