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

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

Strike to stop suffering at Universal Credit centres 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.

Pushed into poverty by cruel benefit freeze—scrap this vile government

Pushed into poverty by cruel benefit freeze—scrap this vile government Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s spring statement this week follows a decision from MPs last week to continue with a freeze on many benefits.

‘Cuts harm claimants’—Universal Credit workers

‘Cuts harm claimants’—Universal Credit workers Workers in the West Midlands who manage people’s claims for the Universal Credit benefit are gearing up to strike over workload.

Philip Hammond has to spend more to ‘end austerity’

Philip Hammond has to spend more to ‘end austerity’ Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has to spend billions more to meet his pledge to end austerity, a think tank has said.

The Troublemaker—The secret plot to give the queen a holiday in Scotland

The Troublemaker—The secret plot to give the   queen a holiday in Scotland PANIC. The queen and other senior royals will be evacuated from London in the event of riots under secret plans being drawn up by Whitehall.

Amber Rudd in hot water after humiliating Universal Credit legal defeat

11 January 2019
Four women workers won a high court challenge to the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) scheme on Friday.

Vicious Universal Credit plan is in chaos - now bury it

08 January 2019
The Tories have been forced into a drastic retreat over their hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Universal Credit claimants forced to beg online to get by

01 January 2019
Hundreds of people have been forced to beg for money online because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Universal Suffering—people at the sharp end of the Tories’ war on benefits speak out

10 December 2018
Millions of people face a miserable Christmas because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit. Around 1.1 million currently claim UC, many with dependent children.

News round up: Cops could have lied about anti-fascism demo

27 November 2018
Two West Midlands Police officers have been charged with misconduct in public office.

Action day to stop Universal Credit

27 November 2018
Activists were set to take part in a day of action against Universal Credit this Saturday

Tory austerity destroys lives for ideological reasons, says UN official

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

Millions on Universal Credit left poorer by Tories’ budget

13 November 2018
A majority of claimants will still be worse off under the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) despite extra money promised in the budget.

Report from MPs slams ‘pointlessly cruel’ benefit sanctions

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”.

Scrap Universal Credit

30 October 2018
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond threw more money at the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit in this week’s budget. MPs’ fears of unrest because of the impact of UC forced his hand.

‘Fortress mentality’ means Tories ignore ‘unacceptable hardship’ of Universal Credit

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.

Tories partially retreat on Universal Credit amid outrage and fears of ‘riots’

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.

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