Friday, September 17, 2021

Poverty

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.
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.
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.

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.

£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.
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.
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.

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

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"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...

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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

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

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