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Divides between rich and poor have grown due to pandemic says report

Divides between rich and poor have grown due to pandemic says report Hardly noticed by most of the media, a new official report has revealed some of the deep inequalities in British society.

Debt, cutting back on food, endless stress—the reality of life on Universal Credit

Debt, cutting back on food, endless stress—the reality of life on Universal Credit Nearly two thirds of families who receive Universal Credit have been pushed into borrowing money to survive

Tories plan to use the whip of hardship to force people back to work

Tories plan to use the whip of hardship to force people back to work Workers fear unemployment and poverty if the Tories slash the Job Retention Scheme

People forced to food banks as they are ‘swept into destitution’

People forced to food banks as they are ‘swept into destitution’ Huge numbers of people are being driven to food banks as the coronavirus crisis deepens

No change in cruel Universal Credit

No change in cruel Universal Credit The government has refused to make the Universal Credit benefit regime any less punishing

Food poverty is hitting millions during lockdown

Food poverty is hitting millions during lockdown Millions of people in Britain are going hungry during the coronavirus crisis, according to new research.

‘Every day is a struggle’ on Universal Credit

07 April 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to claim benefits as bosses throw them on the dole, writes Sadie Robinson

Worker dies after call centre is kept open

03 April 2020
At least one public sector worker has died and another from the same office taken ill with coronavirus after having to come into work.

Cruelty of Tories’ benefit promises revealed as Universal Credit claims rise

26 March 2020
Nearly half a million people put in claims for Universal Credit (UC) in a nine-day period as the coronavirus crisis hit.

Letters—Is HS2 good news for planet or environmental disaster?

10 February 2020
The development of railways is needed to take cars and much lorry traffic off heavily-polluting, CO2-creating, dangerous roads.

Universal Credit doc is just a propaganda whitewash

28 January 2020
A new BBC documentary is supposed to give an honest view of the benefits system. But it hides the real truth

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

17 November 2019
A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Letters—EU can’t have cake and eat it on Brexit food standards

12 November 2019
The latest Brexit scare story is that a trade deal with the US will undermine food standards in Britain.

The Troublemaker—Cruel Universal Credit drives poor women into prostitution

29 October 2019
Vulnerable women are being forced into prostitution because of the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit. It is more evidence of why the nasty benefit must be scrapped now.

Tories’ Universal Credit forces women into prostitution

25 October 2019
Vulnerable women are being forced into prostitution because of the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit. It is more evidence of why the nasty benefit must be scrapped now.

Labour promises to axe hated Universal Credit

01 October 2019
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit if elected.

Letters: Tories lie about Universal Credit—and you’re paying

21 May 2019
Universal Credit (UC) officials have orchestrated an elaborate PR campaign to counter the exposure of their sorry excuse for a welfare system.

Rise in hunger has Tory ‘fingerprints all over it’, says human rights report

20 May 2019
Human Rights Watch said that austerity and benefit cuts mean tens of thousands of families across England don’t have enough to eat.

Women turn to ‘baby banks’ after Tories drive up poverty

26 March 2019
Soaring numbers of pregnant women have to use “baby banks” to get essentials for their children, according to a Daily Mirror newspaper investigation.

Strike to stop suffering at Universal Credit centres

13 March 2019
Workers who manage people’s claims for the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit began a two-day strike on Monday to win a better service for claimants.

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