Welfare Weekly 8 February 2020

8 February 2020 — Welfare Weekly

Landmark High Court ruling could see thousands of unmarried parents given higher bereavement benefitsLandmark High Court ruling could see thousands of unmarried parents given higher bereavement benefits

Landmark High Court judgement that denying new-style bereavement benefits to unmarried, cohabiting partners with children is incompatible with human rights.

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Poverty rates continue to climb as report welcomes progress made in Scotland and Northern IrelandPoverty rates continue to climb as report welcomes progress made in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Chances of escaping poverty is higher for those living in Scotland and Northern Ireland than for the rest of the UK.

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Boris Johnson accused of lying about the employment impact of Universal CreditBoris Johnson accused of lying about the employment impact of Universal Credit

PM wrongly claimed that Universal Credit has already helped 200,000 people back into work.

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Care providers forced to cut support for vulnerable adults due to spiralling wage costsCare providers forced to cut support for vulnerable adults due to spiralling wage costs

One in five organisations are offering care to fewer individuals as a means of balancing the books.

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Universal Credit roll-out delayed again, because people are too 'scared' to claim itUniversal Credit roll-out delayed again, because people are too ‘scared’ to claim it

Full roll-out of the Government’s controversial Universal Credit scheme has been delayed again and is now not expected to be completed until September 2024.

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DWP officials accused of 'tampering' with thousands of benefit assessmentsDWP officials accused of ‘tampering’ with thousands of benefit assessments

“For the whole process to be a sham and for the assessment to be undermined by auditors is infuriating.”

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Rising homelessness and benefit cuts pushing councils into the redRising homelessness and benefit cuts pushing councils into the red

Over two-thirds of councils in England have overspent on homelessness services in the last year alone.

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DWP slammed for clawing back £50 million in loans from Universal Credit claimants in only a monthDWP slammed for clawing back £50 million in loans from Universal Credit claimants in only a month

Universal Credit five-week-wait is pushing vulnerable people into poverty, says SNP MP.

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DWP loses Universal Credit appeals against claimants with severe disabilitiesDWP loses Universal Credit appeals against claimants with severe disabilities

DWP unlawfully discriminated against thousands of severely disabled people.

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DWP 'couldn't care less' about the devastating impact of Universal CreditDWP ‘couldn’t care less’ about the devastating impact of Universal Credit

FOI reveals the DWP has no idea how the five-week-wait affects Universal Credit claimants.

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Scottish Tory leadership candidate advocates "tough love" for benefit claimantsScottish Tory leadership candidate advocates "tough love" for benefit claimants

Michelle Ballantyne has previously stated that there is “no such thing as a bedroom tax” and supports the two-child benefit limit.

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