2 June 2019 — Welfare Weekly
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.
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.
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.
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.
DWP under fire over refusal to backdate Universal Credit claims
Yorkshire MP brands Universal Credit a “jaw dropping failure”.
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.
Universal Credit staff stage second walkout over working conditions
PCS say Universal Credit staff are struggling to cope with ever-increasing workloads.
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.
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.
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.