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Families failing to meet basic costs of raising children due to benefit cuts

Families failing to meet basic costs of raising children due to benefit cuts and rising inflation, report reveals

A couple on the National Living Wage now earns 13 per cent less than the amount needed to provide essentials for their child, the report calculated… 895 more words


Universal Credit and applying for benefits destroyed my life and led to poverty, homelessness and abuse


Universal Credit is advertised as ‘welfare that works’ or ‘making work pay’. Those slogans couldn’t be any further from the truth.

When I read them for the first time, I laughed.

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Rent Arrears Swell with Universal Credit.

Universal Credit: More and More Demands…

One of the ideas behind government welfare ‘reforms’ is to make people more “responsible”.

We now have to pay a percentage of our Council Tax, because that makes us “responsible”, or to put it more simply, it is thought to make us consider how Councils allocate money. 857 more words


Free Universal Credit Briefing Sessions (19th & 21st September, 1 - 3.30pm)

Universal Credit is being introduced across the UK in stages and is being rolled out in Sefton from October 2017. It will replace 6 ‘means-tested’ benefits… 136 more words

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Crunch time for Universal Credit!

The pace of the roll-out of ‘full’ Universal Credit is set to ramp up in a few months’ time.

Jo King shakes her head in desperation as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasonscroaks from her phone speaker. 1,056 more words


Halt universal credit as wages stagnate – Labour : Morning Star.

New benefit scheme will hit single parents, nurses and teachers hardest

MINISTERS should halt the roll-out of a controversial new benefits system, Labour will say today, as new figures reveal a sharp loss of income for nurses and teachers. 196 more words


The National Audit Office calls for evidence on the impact of Universal Credit.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has called for evidence on the impact universal credit is having on both claimants and local stakeholders.

Following its two previous reports… 204 more words

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