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Universal Credit is harmful, admit call centre workers

Universal Credit is harmful, admit call centre workers Former benefits workers have spoken out against Universal Credit (UC).

Tory minister caught out over Universal Credit lies

Tory minister caught out over Universal Credit lies  Campaigners are calling for Tory minister Esther McVey to resign after it emerged that she misled parliament over the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

After landmark court case - Universal Credit is cruel and useless

After landmark court case - Universal Credit is cruel and useless The Tory rollout of Universal Credit (UC) unlawfully discriminates against disabled people, the High Court ruled last week.

LETTERS: Tory benefit system creates more desperate situations

LETTERS: Tory benefit system creates more desperate situations Food bank usage has shot up in areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out in full

Reports round-up - Dpac stages protests against Tory Universal Credit

Reports round-up - Dpac stages protests against Tory Universal Credit Activists in Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) held a day of action against Universal Credit (UC) on Wednesday of last week.

Universal Credit linked to rent arrears

Universal Credit linked to rent arrears Nearly three quarters of all tenants on the Universal Credit (UC) benefit in East Lothian, Scotland, are in rent arrears.

Disabled people suffer over one million benefit sanctions under Tory rule

20 February 2018
Disabled benefit claimants have suffered over a million sanctions since the Tories came to office in 2010

The Troublemaker - Access to Tory ministers goes to the highest bidders at ball

13 February 2018
It was the strongest endorsement of her premiership yet. Unfortunately for Theresa May it did not come from any cabinet minister.

PIP high court judgement shows the benefits of fighting

30 January 2018
The Tories have been forced to make a major U-turn on benefits.

One million children in poverty to miss out on free school meals

11 January 2018
New regulations under the Universal Credit regime will mean hardship for poorer families

LETTERS: Universal Credit nightmare has made me more political

02 January 2018
My mother sadly passed away last May and the tenancy of our flat was transferred to me. I was told to move onto Universal Credit.

Tory policies mean a Universal Credit nightmare over Christmas

29 December 2017
Christmas has been bitterly hard for people on the new Universal Credit (UC) regime. It means delays in payments, yet more brutal sanctions, and spiralling rent arrears for many.

Civil service workers strike against redundancies and for claimants

22 December 2017
Civil service workers at a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit centre in Plymouth ended their second day of a 48-hour strike on Friday.

Fight to bring an end to the Universal Credit nightmare

12 December 2017
Tory benefit reforms mean thousands of people face a Christmas of uncertainty and the threat of eviction. Mary, a young lone parent in London, is one of them.

Poverty report finds millions suffer hardship

05 December 2017
Tory rule has increased the number of children, pensioners and workers who live in poverty—reversing a long-term decline.

Reports round-up: Walkout at a delivery office

28 November 2017
Also: lobby of Scottish parliament, nuclear strike and Universal Credit protest

‘Austerity is killing’ as funding for women’s refuges is cut

27 November 2017
A change to benefit rules slashing funding for women’s refuges will put women and children at risk.

Why Universal Credit cannot be fixed

26 November 2017
There is growing anger about the effects of Universal Credit (UC). So what’s to be done?

Misery in Tory Britain as Universal Credit lands domestic violence survivor with eviction threat

21 November 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will do nothing to end the regime of cuts, poverty and racism.

Anger as jobcentre bosses hold sick Universal Credit ‘rollout parties’

21 November 2017
As jobcentres switch to Universal Credit (UC), sick bosses are holding “rollout parties” to celebrate.

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