Tags » Universal Credit

Queen's Speech: please end the cruel programme of welfare reform

The Department for Work and Pensions was due to roll out digital-only universal credit to the area covered by the North Kensington jobcentre from Monday, but following the Grenfell Tower blaze, this has not gone ahead. 182 more words

Welfare Benefits

Universal Credit - Surviving the Wait.

By now, everyone in the benefit system is aware of the ever impending switch to Universal Credit. A scheme that was hailed as simple, and useful for both the benefit offices, and the people claiming. 594 more words


huge cuts planned for 'just about managing'

The number of people currently eligible for Tax Credits will almost halve under Universal Credit.
 Cuts by Stealth

The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned  last month that  huge cuts are still to come in Universal Credit, particularly for low paid workers.  363 more words

Universal Credit

‘I was a citizen, now I’m nothing’: disabled readers on life under austerity

GUARDIAN Lying on the floor for hours awaiting help, unable to afford both incontinence pants and food … This is the reality of disability cuts for Stephen, Alex and Elli … 1,724 more words


ANOTHER DWP ATROCITY: Benefits chiefs 'have blood on their hands'

The Mail

  • Jodey Whiting from County Durham, received benefits for varying health issues
  • She missed a health review after not seeing her appointment letter
  • This led to her Employment Support Allowance being cut and she died days later…
  • 509 more words

Universal Credit & You

It’s Friday!

Just a quick note to share with you some information on Universal Credit. I attended a presentation this week at Jobcentre Plus  which was all about the changes coming to most areas soon and will be coming to our area this year. 102 more words