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Universal Credit ‘shambles’ leaves Scottish tenants vulnerable to eviction, warns SNP MP

Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.

PM refuses to apologise over universal credit misery

Theresa May confronted by SNP MP on plight of sanctioned Glasgow woman pushed to the brink of homelessness.

1 in 3 Brits still don’t know what Universal Credit actually is

Researchers uncover continued uncertainty around Universal Credit, with some people believing the new benefits system is a UK mobile data plan.

Universal Credit: ‘People are dying waiting for their claims’, says MP

SNP MP Drew Hendry says the UK government is failing terminally ill people who make a claim for universal credit.

Revealed: Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire

Official universal credit capability for work questionnaire.

Councils forced to fund emergency help for universal credit claimants

Labour says its findings offer more evidence that the government should pause rollout of new benefit system.

May accused of ignoring the plight of terminally ill universal credit claimants

Universal credit claimants with a terminal illness forced to meet with work coaches, or fit into an arbitrary 6 month prognosis in order to claim support.

One million children to miss out on free school meals under universal credit

The Children's Society has called on the Government to "provide free school meals for all children on universal credit".

DWP officials pocket £44 million in ‘performance’ bonuses despite universal credit debacle

Figures also show DWP ministers spent £35million defending cruel decisions to deny sick and disabled people vital benefits.

Britain’s poor and vulnerable ‘living in fear’ of Universal Credit rollout

Single mum with Bipolar Disorder says she's constantly "living in fear" of the next DWP letter posted through her letterbox - and she isn't alone.

Tories forced to release Universal Credit assessment reports

DWP forced to hand internal assessment reports to the work and pensions committee, but MPs say the public should also be allowed access.

Universal credit helpline’s festive closure could mean destitution, says MP

Labour MP Frank Field says closure of helpline for eight days over Christmas risks leaving some of poorest claimants without money for food.

Theresa May ‘behaving like Scrooge’ over Universal Credit hardship

Thousands of families are "facing utter misery" over Christmas due to Universal Credit wait, says Unite.

Universal Credit changes ‘do not go far enough’, says Debbie Abrahams

Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said thousands of people will be left without adequate financial support this Christmas.

Tories under pressure over Universal Credit ‘flaws and failings’

SNP to present a 'Ten Minute Rule Bill' at Westminster, aimed at improving the options available for Universal Credit claimants.

Universal credit wait reduced to five weeks

Tories welcome changes to hardship loans and housing benefit but Labour calls for welfare system rollout to be paused and fixed.

Labour attacks universal credit as ‘not fit for purpose’

Opposition calls for major changes, including cuts to the six-week period that claimants have to wait for payments.

New universal credit claimants ‘will get no money before Christmas’

Peabody Trust says 42-day wait means 60,000 households, with over 40,000 children, will receive no income until after festive season.

Ditch tax cuts to fund universal credit, says Iain Duncan Smith’s thinktank

Centre for Social Justice urges chancellor to row back on manifesto pledge to reduce income tax and invest in benefits instead.

Families face bleak Christmas due to Universal Credit rollout, says Corbyn

Labour leader says Tory social security policy "is causing debt, hardship and homelessness", and calls for an "immediately pause" to the rollout of Universal Credit.

Landlord threatens mass evictions ahead of universal credit rollout

Lincolnshire property firms sends formal notice of possession to all tenants in case universal credit leads to rent arrears.

Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

Government preparing to trim wait for new benefit after Tory backbenchers raised concerns about impact on constituents.

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