Tag: Universal Credit
Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.
Researchers uncover continued uncertainty around Universal Credit, with some people believing the new benefits system is a UK mobile data plan.
SNP MP Drew Hendry says the UK government is failing terminally ill people who make a claim for universal credit.
Official universal credit capability for work questionnaire.
Study finds many people are not claiming support they are entitled to and warns some are put off by the benefits system.
Labour says its findings offer more evidence that the government should pause rollout of new benefit system.
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.
The Children's Society has called on the Government to "provide free school meals for all children on universal credit".
Figures also show DWP ministers spent £35million defending cruel decisions to deny sick and disabled people vital benefits.
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.
Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter report.
DWP forced to hand internal assessment reports to the work and pensions committee, but MPs say the public should also be allowed access.
Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study finds.
Homeless people in Stoke still face swingeing cuts to vital support services.
Labour MP Frank Field says closure of helpline for eight days over Christmas risks leaving some of poorest claimants without money for food.
Thousands of families are "facing utter misery" over Christmas due to Universal Credit wait, says Unite.
Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said thousands of people will be left without adequate financial support this Christmas.
SNP to present a 'Ten Minute Rule Bill' at Westminster, aimed at improving the options available for Universal Credit claimants.
Resolution Foundation says Brits face the "longest period of continuous falls in disposable incomes in over 60 years".
Rise in personal tax allowance benefits higher ratepayers by £340 a year with basic rate band £70 better off and universal credit recipients better by just 50p per week.
Tories welcome changes to hardship loans and housing benefit but Labour calls for welfare system rollout to be paused and fixed.
Opposition calls for major changes, including cuts to the six-week period that claimants have to wait for payments.