Friday, September 17, 2021

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

StepChange debt charity warns that thousands of renters are living in fear of losing their homes.
DWP Secretary Therese Coffey. Photo: UK Parliament (cc).

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

Therese Coffey received over £200,000 in taxpayer handouts.
A Trussell Trust foodbank.

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

Trussell Trust warns that thousands more families will be left dependent on foodbanks.

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

Manchester United and England star continues his campaign to end child hunger.

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

Human Rights Watch writes to MPs about a £1040 a year cut to Universal Credit due to be enforced from the 6th October.
DWP Secretary Therese Coffey. Photo: UK Parliament (cc).

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

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

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

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

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

Labour vow to replace the ‘fatally flawed’ Universal Credit system

"The next Labour Government will replace Universal Credit because Universal Credit, as it stands, is fatally flawed."

£20 a week Universal Credit cut would leave families hungry and unable to afford...

New polling from Save The Children reveals that many households will struggle to cope with the planned £20 a week cut to Universal Credit.

Universal Credit cut could lead to ‘mass homelessness’, Tories told

Eight organisations sign a joint statement urging ministers to rethink planned cuts to Universal Credit and Local Housing Allowance.

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