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Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic

Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic A TUC report, published this week, looked at the impact of forcing new Universal Credit claimants to wait five weeks for their first payment.

Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster

Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster Cambridge university recently announced that it will be providing free weekly Covid-19 tests to all students living in college accommodation.

Universal Credit claimant has payments snatched

Universal Credit claimant has payments snatched The government is snatching money from Universal Credit (UC) claimants with no explanation or warning. And claimants are finding it almost impossible to challenge the robbery.

Poorer families abandoned during pandemic

Poorer families abandoned during pandemic Poorer families have been abandoned by the government to deep hardship during the coronavirus crisis. A new report underlines just how tough it has been for people on benefits and low pay.

£563,000 to consultants for six weeks work on ‘narrative’

£563,000 to consultants for six weeks work on ‘narrative’ Consultants McKinsey was paid more than half a million pounds by the British government for “six weeks of work” to decide the “vision, purpose and narrative” of a new public health authority in England.

A jobs massacre has begun—time to fight

A jobs massacre has begun—time to fight Britain is in the middle of a horrific jobs slaughter—some 730,000 jobs have already gone since March. 

Letters - ‘Kickstart’ program will give bosses opportunity to exploit

23 July 2020
Measures announced in Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget supposedly to help workers have been welcomed by the TUC.

‘Diversity’ firm used virus to sack staff before lockdown

06 July 2020
As the reality of mass job cuts hits ever more people, a consultancy that trains companies and institutions about ­equality, diversity and inclusion is treating some of its staff like dirt.

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

25 June 2020
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

17 June 2020
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

09 May 2020
Workers fear unemployment and poverty if the Tories slash the Job Retention Scheme

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

01 May 2020
Huge numbers of people are being driven to food banks as the coronavirus crisis deepens

No change in cruel Universal Credit

27 April 2020
The government has refused to make the Universal Credit benefit regime any less punishing

Food poverty is hitting millions during lockdown

11 April 2020
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

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