Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Universal Credit

Over one million on Universal Credit have money deducted to repay debts

Government urged to make Universal Credit advance payments non-repayable.

Tories must scrap ‘debt-inducing’ five week Universal Credit wait in New Year

Scrapping the five week wait and advance payment loans under Universal Credit must be a priority in 2021, say SNP.

Majority say £20 Universal Credit boost should be permanent as half a million UK children languish in extreme poverty

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has so far refused to commit to extending the £20 a week uplift beyond April.

Coalition of over 60 organisations and Bishops warn against ending the £20 Universal Credit uplift

Open Letter: £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit should be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits.

Nearly half of foodbank users have money deducted from their benefits

Struggling families hit by benefit deductions to repay Government loans.

Tory failure as nearly 700,000 are plunged into poverty despite Covid income protections

UK Government urged to come forward with "a comprehensive anti-poverty strategy".

Benefit Payment Dates Over Christmas And New Year 2020-21

Find out if your benefit payments will be made early over Christmas and New Year.

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.

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