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It’s funny. Ever since I was first told about UBI or Universal Basic Income it keeps cropping up in the news.

When first rid about it by a supporter I thought it was some mad idea cooked up by some drug crazed conspiracy theorist?! 463 more words

My ID is finally verified, my payments certainly aren’t.... as

So as you all know, or can find out from my #LeftyInABusinessSchool homepage, I’m documenting my journey through Universal Credit (UC). A journey I’m forced to take after severally fracturing my ankle and not receiving Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from my employer due to being a ‘low earner’. 1,600 more words

Scottish Politics

£113,000 increase in UC rent arrears in less than two months

At the recent council meeting the ruling Conservative Group Swindon Council rejected a Labour resolution in support of Swindon Tenants Campaign Group’s proposal that Universal Credit claimants should continue receiving their current benefits whilst their UC claim is being processed. 587 more words

Swindon Council

Can we see some ID pal? Universal Credit and the farcical ID process

So as you all know I’m documenting my journey through claiming Universal Credit (UC). This is to claim my Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) as my employer ruled out paying it and I received my fit note back from head office. 1,117 more words

Scottish Politics

Universal credit all-party report raises fears over workability of system

Findings flag up ‘considerable uncertainty about its costs and benefits’ seven years on

Ministers expect the public to “take it on faith” that the controversial universal credit reform… 1,076 more words


Universal Credit Report

The following was presented by Walton CLP Equalities Officer Sarah Morton at the CLP meeting on the 1st February 2018.

The aim of universal credit was to simplify the benefits system and make it more efficient, it was expected to roll out across the country and be fully implemented by 2017… 641 more words