Friday, September 17, 2021

Covid rent debt crisis will worsen with Universal Credit cut, charity warns

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StepChange debt charity warns that thousands of renters are living in fear of losing their homes.

Millions could be left destitute overnight with Universal Credit cut, say SNP

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SNP claim that many people have been "unaware" of the impending Universal Credit cut.
DWP Secretary Therese Coffey. Photo: UK Parliament (cc).

DWP boss who says it’s right to cut benefits claimed over £200,000 on expenses

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Therese Coffey received over £200,000 in taxpayer handouts.

Labour to force vote on Universal Credit cut

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Six million families could lose over £1,000 a year in vital income.
Council housing in London.

Universal Credit cut will widen health inequalities, warns charity

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Cut likely to widen inequality in health and wellbeing and runs counter to government’s commitment to levelling up health, warns health charity.
A Trussell Trust foodbank.

Terrified Universal Credit claimants fear £1040 cut will leave them hungry and cold this...

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Trussell Trust warns that thousands more families will be left dependent on foodbanks.
palace of westminster and big ben london england

Tories pull Commons vote on Universal Credit cut that will leave families £1040 a...

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Labour’s opposition day debate on the controversial cut replaced with debate about social care changes.

Marcus Rashford urges voters to write to their MP over rising child food poverty

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Manchester United and England star continues his campaign to end child hunger.
A JobCentre Plus Office.

New style unemployment benefit would guarantee 80% of previous earnings

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Think tank calls for furlough to be replaced with a new earnings-based unemployment benefit.

£20 a week Universal Credit cut ‘would breach UK’s human rights obligations’

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Human Rights Watch writes to MPs about a £1040 a year cut to Universal Credit due to be enforced from the 6th October.

100 organisations urge Boris Johnson to abandon Universal Credit cut – open letter in...

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PM under mounting pressure to rethink a £20 a week cut to Universal Credit.
DWP Secretary Therese Coffey. Photo: UK Parliament (cc).

DWP Secretary rejects UK-wide call to keep £20 a week Universal Credit boost

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Hundreds of thousands face being plunged into poverty when the Universal Credit uplift ends.

Number of young people on benefits increased by two-thirds during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Report reveals how younger people have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
Money in hand

Workers have suffered a £1000 pay cut under the Tories, say Labour

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Labour call for an urgent rise to at least £10 an hour in the minimum wage.
Maternity

Anger as Tory Minister says it’s right that young parents get lower benefits

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Campaigners warn that young parents are being pushed into poverty by a two-tier benefits system.
DWP headquarter's, Caxton House, London.

Tory ‘Red Wall’ regions to be hardest hit by ‘devastating’ Universal Credit cut

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Universal Credit cut will push more than two million people into debt and hardship, warns Citizens Advice.
A Trussell Trust foodbank.

SNP declare ‘day of action’ to stop Universal Credit cuts

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It is expected that planned cuts to Universal Credit will be felt particularly hard by those who voted Conservative in the last general election.

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