10 April 2020 — Welfare Weekly
Scotland is facing a ‘cost of living crisis’, charity warns
UK Government is under mounting pressure to introduce an emergency ‘universal basic income’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anger as Coronavirus patients are compared to ‘lepers’
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.
Government urged to introduce ‘universal basic income’ after Spain move
Vital measure would fix gaps and ensure no one is left behind,