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Evans and SNP clash over Universal Credit – 23rd January 2017
DWP slammed for “shambolic” Universal Credit roll-out – 19th January 2017
Universal Credit flexibility plans welcomed – 17th January 2017
Universal Credit tenants in arrears increases to 86% – 16th January 2017
Universal Credit leaving people destitute – 12th January 2017
Universal Credit system is increasingly Kafka-esque – 11th January 2017
Universal Credit: 800,000 self-employed Brits could miss out on benefits – 10th January 2017
Homelessness fears as benefit cap hits Liverpool families today – 9th January 2017
Welfare changes ‘damaging’ to low income families, minister warns – 6th January 2017
Need for rethink on Bedroom Tax II – 3rd January 2017
Government lost control of welfare reforms, says outgoing minister responsible – 22nd December 2016
Universal Credit arrears soar in Scottish council – 20th December 2016
Universal Credit affecting vulnerable people & putting strain on council staff – 19th December 2016
Thousands of benefit staff face the axe as Tories ramp up plans to cut cash with Universal Credit – 16th December 2016
Universal Credit having ‘considerable impact’ on arrears levels – 15th December 2016
Thousands of families teetering on brink of homelessness this Christmas after benefit changes – 13th December 2016
The housing poverty trap means work doesn’t pay – 9th December 2016
Universal Credit will start in NI in September – 7th December 2016
Minister who helped create the Universal Credit leaves government – 2nd December 2016
DWP urged to do more to monitor impact of benefit sanctions – 1st December 2016
No evidence welfare sanctions work, says National Audit Office – 30th November 2016
Universal credit: the debate has changed under May’s leadership but issues remain – 24th November 2016
This is how the Autumn Statement will affect your Universal Credit – 24th November 2016
Local Housing Allowance cap to apply to those on Universal Credit – 23rd November 2016
Universal Credit pilot council calls for suspension – 22nd November 2016
Millions affected by universal credit cuts to be partly compensated by chancellor – 22nd November 2016
Philip Hammond refuses to rule out return of the £1300-a-year Universal Credit payments to help poorer households – 21st November 2016
Tory MPs call for welfare cuts rethink after pause motion passed – 18th November 2016
Charities urges halt to disability benefit cuts ahead of debate – 17th November 2016
Long benefit payment delays affect 92,000 claimants in one year, forcing many to use food banks – 15th November 2016
What do you want to know about welfare changes in Scotland? – 10th November 2016
Here’s how many children are living in poverty in your community – 9th November 2016
Iain Duncan Smith: Cutting Universal Credit work allowances would harm those in greatest need of help – 8th November 2016
This new benefit cap comes into effect from today – 7th November 2016
Spending watchdog urges clearer plans for cutting benefit system fraud and error – 4th November 2016
PMQs: Corbyn and May on welfare and Universal Credit – 3rd November 2016
Heidi Allen: It’s time to take the shackles off Universal Credit – 2nd November 2016


Government to overhaul ‘fundamentally flawed’ work capability assessments for disabled people – 31st October 2016
Strict DWP Sanctions On Benefits Claimants Are Harmful And Counter-Productive, ‘Nudge Unit’ Warns – 21st October 2016
Stop trying to fix poor people – fix poverty – 19th October 2016
Self-employed earn less than in 2001 – and will be hit by welfare cuts – 18th October 2016
Universal Credit – and help with budgeting – 14th October 2016
How benefit cuts will hit the 50,000 homes project – 14th October 2016
Official: Universal Credit is “less generous” than tax credits – 13th October 2016
Why Has Universal Credit Been Such A Disaster For The Government? – 12th October 2016
General needs tenants could ‘face income shortfalls’ – 10th October 2016
Women’s groups fight Universal Credit payee switch as an attack on equality – 7th October 2016
Success of government digital service ‘being undermined’, warns Maude – 5th October 2016

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