Welfare Weekly 2 June 2019

2 June 2019 — Welfare Weekly

More than 1 in 4 Universal Credit claimants hit by deductions for tax credit errors

More than 1 in 4 Universal Credit claimants hit by deductions for tax credit errors

570,000 Universal Credit claimants are repaying tax credit overpayments through Universal Credit.

Read more

Poorest Brits bear the brunt of Tory benefit changes as incomes continue to fall

Poorest Brits bear the brunt of Tory benefit changes as incomes continue to fall

ONS data reveals how the UK’s poorest households continue to bear the brunt of tax and benefit changes.

Read more

 

Universal Credit: Family of terminally ill girl struggling to make ends meet after payments stopped

Universal Credit: Family of terminally ill girl struggling to make ends meet after payments stopped

Universal Credit has been widely condemned by charities and others for pushing vulnerable people into abject poverty.

Read more

 

LibDem council refuses to accept responsibility for housing homeless domestic violence victim

LibDem council refuses to accept responsibility for housing homeless domestic violence victim

Ombudsman says homeless woman and her children were left in unsuitable bed and breakfast accommodation.

Read more

 

DWP under fire over refusal to backdate Universal Credit claims

DWP under fire over refusal to backdate Universal Credit claims

Yorkshire MP brands Universal Credit a “jaw dropping failure”.

Read more

 

 

More than half of DLA claimants see mobility payments slashed when moved to PIP

More than half of DLA claimants see mobility payments slashed when moved to PIP

Campaigners call for the cruel 20 metre rule to be scrapped.

Read more

 

 

Universal Credit staff stage second walkout over working conditions

Universal Credit staff stage second walkout over working conditions

PCS say Universal Credit staff are struggling to cope with ever-increasing workloads.

Read more

 

 

 

Free social care for over-65s would save the NHS £4.5bn a year

Free social care for over-65s would save the NHS £4.5bn a year

IPPR report claims it would also create 70,000 new jobs in the care sector.

Read more

 

Tories accused of the ‘deliberate dismantling of the welfare state’

Tories accused of the 'deliberate dismantling of the welfare state'

Accusation comes after a UN report accussed the UK Government of taking Britain back to the age of Victorian work houses and extreme poverty.

Read more

 

Tories ‘doubling down on anti-poor policies’, says damning UN report

Tories 'doubling down on anti-poor policies', says damning UN report

UN report accuses the UK Government of being “in a state of denial” over the impact of its welfare policies.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.