16 November 2018
"What I saw is a lot of misery. A lot of people feel the system is failing them. They feel the system is there just to punish them,” said the UN's Philip Alston
06 November 2018
A damning report slammed the government’s brutal benefit sanctions regime. It said the human cost of sanctions, where benefits are withheld, is “simply too high” and “pointlessly cruel”.
26 October 2018
The Tories’ hated Universal Credit benefit is causing “unacceptable hardship and difficulties” for many claimants, according to a new report from MPs.
23 October 2018
The Tories are under pressure over their hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit. They were last week forced to delay the rollout of UC from next year to 2020.
14 October 2018
Benefit sanctions are “life threatening” for some disabled claimants, according to a new study. And the constant threat of sanctions leaves many “living in a state of constant anxiety”.
14 October 2018
The Tories’ rollout of Universal Credit has driven thousands of working class people into hunger, homelessness and debt—and some to death. People living through the war on benefits told Sadie Robinson
why it should be scrapped
09 October 2018
The Universal Credit benefits regime has to be scrapped
06 October 2018
Millions of families are set to lose £200 a month under the next phase of the Universal Credit (UC) benefit system.
23 July 2018
Former benefits workers have spoken out against Universal Credit (UC).
05 July 2018
Campaigners are calling for Tory minister Esther McVey to resign after it emerged that she misled parliament over the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.
18 June 2018
The Tory rollout of Universal Credit (UC) unlawfully discriminates against disabled people, the High Court ruled last week.
01 May 2018
Food bank usage has shot up in areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out in full
24 April 2018
Activists in Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) held a day of action against Universal Credit (UC) on Wednesday of last week.
27 February 2018
Nearly three quarters of all tenants on the Universal Credit (UC) benefit in East Lothian, Scotland, are in rent arrears.
20 February 2018
Disabled benefit claimants have suffered over a million sanctions since the Tories came to office in 2010
13 February 2018
It was the strongest endorsement of her premiership yet. Unfortunately for Theresa May it did not come from any cabinet minister.
30 January 2018
The Tories have been forced to make a major U-turn on benefits.
11 January 2018
New regulations under the Universal Credit regime will mean hardship for poorer families
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.
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.