Welfare Weekly 10 April 2020

10 April 2020 — Welfare Weekly

Scotland is facing a ‘cost of living crisis’, charity warns

Scotland is facing a 'cost of living crisis', charity warns

UK Government is under mounting pressure to introduce an emergency ‘universal basic income’.

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Benefit Cap should be suspended during coronavirus crisis, says think tank

Benefit Cap should be suspended during coronavirus crisis, says think tank

Boost to Housing Benefit risks being undermined by pushing more families above the benefit cap.

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1 in 3 businesses in the Midlands and Northern England in danger of collapse, risking millions of jobs

1 in 3 businesses in the Midlands and Northern England in danger of collapse, risking millions of jobs

Coronavirus pandemic could have a long-term impact on businesses and jobs.

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MPs want to hear about your experiences of claiming benefits during COVID-19

MPs want to hear about your experiences of claiming benefits during COVID-19

Claimants have been invited to take part in a new inquiry into the faults and weaknesses of the welfare system.

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How to get a non-repayable £500 emergency coronavirus grant

How to get a non-repayable £500 emergency coronavirus grant

The grant can be used to cover vital living costs such as food and bills.

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Coronavirus: Mediocre welfare system is putting vulnerable people’s lives at risk

Coronavirus: Mediocre welfare system is putting vulnerable people's lives at risk

SNP call for a strengthening of UK welfare protections in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Older people pressurised into signing ‘do not resuscitate’ forms, charities warn

Coronavirus: Older people pressurised into signing 'do not resuscitate' forms, charities warn

“Shameful and unacceptable” policy must be abandoned immediately, say charities in a damning open letter.

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Anger as Coronavirus patients are compared to ‘lepers’

Anger as Coronavirus patients are compared to 'lepers'

The Leprosy Mission is calling for an end to the use of the term ‘leper’ in relation to Covid-19.

 

Meet Labour’s new Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Jonathan Reynolds MP

Meet Labour's new Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Jonathan Reynolds MP

Jonathan Reynolds MP has been named by Keir Starmer as Labour’s new Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary.

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Government urged to introduce ‘universal basic income’ after Spain move

Government urged to introduce 'universal basic income' after Spain move

Vital measure would fix gaps and ensure no one is left behind,

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