News Archive (12)

Stoke-on-Trent councillors raise concerns over Universal Credit – 26th September 2016
The austerity agenda isn’t over. More people will sink further into poverty – 20th September 2016
Struggling Scots could lose £3k a year under ‘callous’ Tory caps on benefits – 19th September 2016
Tory welfare secretary says he won’t turn back from Iain Duncan Smith’s cuts – and pensioners are next – 19th September 2016
What is Universal Credit? You could qualify if you are on a low income or out of work – 14th September 2016
The Failings Of The Universal Credit System Need To Be Addressed And Addressed Fast – 13th September 2016
New campaign shows how Universal Credit helps unemployed into work – 12th September 2016
Universal credit is undeliverable: but who’ll tell ministers the truth? – 9th September 2016
DWP derides claimant complaints over digital rollout of Universal Credit – 8th September 2016
Digital universal credit system is plagued by errors, says MP – 7th September 2016
Under-fire Universal Credit reform could now be ‘on right track’, says report – 6th September 2016
Scottish Parliament gets power to introduce higher benefits – 5th September 2016
Think-tank urges social security overhaul amid dire inequality predictions – 31st August 2016
Universal credit delays forcing people to food banks, says MP – 25th August 2016
Gwynedd highlights Universal Credit in digital push – 24th August 2016
Call for overhaul of Universal Credit as disabled people are left without benefit for weeks – 23rd August 2016
Greens suggest welfare powers devolution could provide a way round some benefit sanctions – 19th August 2016
Hundreds left penniless due to system crash – 15th August 2016
The farce and the agony of trying to get universal credit payments – 29th July 2016
Web tool launched to track progress of universal credit roll-out by postcode – 29th July 2016
‘Bedroom tax’ cited in one-third of evictions – 26th July 2016
Universal Credit Completion Pushed Back To 2022 – 26th July 2016
Universal credit falls five years behind schedule – 21st July 2016
Inside Universal Credit IT – analysis of document the DWP didn’t want published – 20th July 2016
Welfare shake-up in crisis as universal credit delayed until autumn next year – 20th July 2016
Dear Damian Green: A plea to the man Theresa May has put in charge of welfare – 19th July 2016
SNP warn new work and pensions secretary Damian Green poses a threat to poor and disabled – 18th July 2016
Timetable for transfer of welfare powers to Holyrood – 14th July 2016
Nicola Sturgeon will get powers to create new benefits payments within weeks – 13th July 2016
Fourth major government projects report published – 12th July 2016
Universal Credit forcing landlords into evictions – 8th July 2016
Third of councils top up housing benefits after cap – 7th July 2016
There Have Been Protests Outside This Jobcentre Every Week For Two Years – 6th July 2016
Tory tax and benefit plans ‘widen generation divide’ – 4th July 2016
Resolution Foundation Reports Rise in Child Poverty – 29th June 2016
DWP spending on IT contractors rockets amid Universal Credit delays – 21st June 2016
Ministers pledge ‘safe’ transfer of new welfare powers to Scotland – 17th June 2016
Free to attend Welfare Reform and Universal Credit Seminars Announced – 16th June 2016
Three-quarters of benefit claimants worried about future welfare changes – 15th June 2016
Debt and food banks: the legacy of universal credit’s Long Hello – 10th June 2016
Universal Credit leads to rent arrears – 8th June 2016
Advice charity warns new universal credit benefit is harming Scots – 7th June 2016




Universal Credit claimants OVERPAID by £300 costs the taxpayer £35million – 31st May 2016
Warning over ‘serious design flaws’ as Universal Credit rolled out – 26th May 2016
Universal Credit opens to all benefit claimants for first time – 26th May 2016
Benefit sanctions lead claimants to suicide, crime and destitution, warns damning report – 25th May 2016
DWP unveils first ever Universal Credit fraud and error stats – 24th May 2016
DWP disabled benefits hotline crashes all day affecting ‘thousands’ of calls – 18th May 2016
George Osborne’s General Election welfare cuts ‘will cost Scots £1.1bn a year by 2020’ – 17th May 2016
Universal Credit ‘The Most Significant Welfare Reform Since 1948’, Say MPs – 16th May 2016
Released documents show scale of Universal Credit problems before ‘reset’ – 13th May 2016
Break up the Treasury, says Iain Duncan Smith – 13th May 2016
Jobcentre staff need more training for Universal Credit, warn MPs – 12th May 2016
Plans to force workers on universal credit to take second job ‘risky’ – 12th May 2016
Universal Credit cuts to hit Liverpool families from today – 11th May 2016
Universal Credit will increase child poverty, MPs warn – 11th May 2016
Disability benefit cuts ‘changing things for the better’ DWP’s Stephen Crabb says – 10th May 2016
UK’s Universal Credit IT may go downhill soon, warns think tank report – 4th May 2016
Universal credit reduced to cost-cutting exercise by Treasury, say experts – 3rd May 2016




Many landlords ‘will stop renting to tenants on Universal Credit’ – 29th April 2016
Government warns 60,000 working people they could be worse off after Universal Credit changes – 28th April 2016
How can the next Scottish Government use new welfare powers? – 27th April 2016
The social landlords stepping in to help computer-illiterate residents – 26th April 2016
Is universal credit leaving you worse or better off? – 22nd April 2016
Landlords claim Universal Credit is ‘shambolic’ – 20th April 2016
Switch to Universal Credit will trap women in abusive relationships, warn charities – 19th April 2016
Universal Credit to become available across Yorkshire from today – 18th April 2016
Foodbanks in Scotland experience record demand due to benefits delays – 15th April 2016
Released documents show scale of Universal Credit problems before ‘reset’ – 14th April 2016
New DWP secretary Stephen Crabb says he won’t cancel Universal Credit – 14th April 2016
Testing times ahead for Universal Credit – 13th April 2016
Stephen Crabb ‘committed’ to Universal Credit – 13th April 2016
George Osborne ‘Creating a Northern Poorhouse’ With Universal Credit Cuts – 12th April 2016
Victory for campaigners as the DWP finally publishes long-awaited Universal Credit documents – 12th April 2016
Universal credit cuts to lose low-income families up to £200 a month – 11th April 2016



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