News Archive (10)

DWP staff given suicide guidance ahead of Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms – 26th August 2015
Iain Duncan Smith sets his sights on mentally ill benefit claimants – 25th August 2015
Iain Duncan Smith to announce further overhaul of disability benefits, saying: ‘Work is good for your health’ – 24th August 2015
Lord Freud: Collaboration is key to delivering reform – 21st August 2015
Welfare changes increasing pressure on food banks – 20th August 2015
Jeremy Corbyn blasts Iain Duncan Smith for ‘truly shameful’ fake quotes promoting benefit sanctions regime – 19th August 2015
Universal credit pathfinders in devolution call – 19th August 2015
Universal Credit ‘could make Scots carers worse off’ – 18th August 2015
Nearly 90,000 now claiming Universal Credit – 13th August 2015
Universal Credit payment revamp “could help 700,000 households” – 13th August 2015
Universal Credit: Concerns those on benefits won’t cope with monthly budgeting – 11th August 2015
The people who never go online – 10th August 2015



Six reasons why cutting £20bn will be difficult for Whitehall – 24th July 2015
Committee calls for action on ‘unresolved’ Universal Credit issues – 23rd July 2015
Quarter of councils not prepared for universal credit – 22nd July 2015
NAO highlights fraud and error risk in Universal Credit transition – 22nd July 2015
Universal credit staff in strike action over conditions – 21st July 2015
DWP staff to stage walk-out over ‘disastrous’ universal credit roll-out – 20th July 2015
Welfare cuts branded ‘shameful’ by East Kilbride food bank champion Denis Curran – 16th July 2015
Universal Credit strike over inadequate IT to go ahead next week – 14th July 2015
George Osborne took ‘much more from the poor’ in budget – 10th July 2015
Chancellor cuts benefits and the family tax credit – 9th July 2015
I couldn’t cope on universal credit – how are our poorest people meant to survive? – 8th July 2015
PCS members on Universal Credit vote yes for strike action – 7th July 2015
Women ‘hit hardest by benefits cuts’ – 6th July 2015
Think-tanks publish open letter from prominent Catholics to Secretary of State for Work and Pension – 3rd July 2015
Universal Credit white elephant needs ‘urgent breakthrough’ says MP -1st July 2015



Could Universal Credit hold the key to tackling child poverty? – 26th June 2015
Universal Credit costs leap by more than 20% to £15.8bn – 26th June 2015
Labour says universal credit will take 495 years to roll out as costs rise £3bn – 26th June 2015
The Disabled Will Pay for Cameron’s Cuts – 25th June 2015
IDS warned of social housing evictions risk posed by lower benefit cap and universal credit – 24th June 2015
Cameron refuses to rule out cutting disability benefits affecting those in work – 23rd June 2015
Anger as Osborne and IDS confirm £12bn welfare cuts – 22nd June 2015
Frank Field elected Work and Pensions Committee chairman – 19th June 2015
The gendered impact of Universal Credit – 18th June 2015
Credit where it’s due? How to reform and make the most out of Universal Credit – 18th June 2015
Seven-day wait sparks rent arrears fears – 17th June 2015
DWP pilots scheme to recoup universal credit arrears – 16th June 2015
DWP extends trial of Universal Credit digital system – 11th June 2015
‘Far-reaching reforms’ required to address universal credit flaws – 10th June 2015
‘Reboot’ universal credit, ministers urged – 9th June 2015
Overhaul Universal Credit so it boosts earnings of women and doesn’t become ‘stealth cut’ in benefits, says study – 8th June 2015
Fears benefit change will cause payment delays – 5th June 2015
Benefit cap reduction: Find out if you’ll be affected – 4th June 2015
Advice Squad: Universal Credit – 4th June 2015
Bill Irvine: Government announce – Benefits capped at £23,000! – 3rd June 2015
Charity claims cuts hit women hardest of all – 1st June 2016
Universal Credit is here ! – 29th May 2015
One in three to be hit by Welfare Cuts – 28th May 2015
Universal Credit could leave Brits without computers ‘penniless’ – how to apply online – 27th May 2015
An anatomy of a bedroom tax appeal – 22nd May 2015
Seven ways social landlords can prepare for universal credit – 20th May 2015
SNP vow to beat hated bedroom tax as charity warn cash to help vulnerable Scots could run out – 19th May 2015
Tories must now come clean about where their £12bn of welfare cuts will be made – 15th May 2015
Universal Credit: top milestones over the last year – 14th May 2015
Universal Credit reaches Scottish Isles – 13th May 2015
11 reasons the poor are worried that Iain Duncan Smith is back in charge of benefits cuts – 12th May 2015
Iain Duncan Smith returns to cabinet to oversee £12bn welfare cuts – 11th May 2015
What are the IT headaches facing the next government? – 7th May 2015
Universal Credits System is rolled out in the Forest of Dean – 6th May 2015
Labour proposes change in data laws for housing benefit – 1st May 2015



PM does not rule out more tax credit cuts after Labour claim of ‘secret plan’ – 30th April 2015
Scottish Housing News – Blog: What future now for Universal Credit – 29th April 2015
Evening Times – Election 2015: candidates urged to back welfare respect – 28th April 2015
Guardian – Tories’ lack of clarity over welfare cuts sparks fear, anger and suspicion – 24th April 2015
George Osborne’s welfare cuts are ‘spine chilling’ if Tories win election warns his OWN deputy – 23rd April 2015
Universal Credit and why brokers need to take note – 22nd April 2015
Who benefits from benefit? – 21st April 2015
Election outlook uncertain for social housing tenants – 20th April 2015
Benefit sanctions ‘linked to food bank use’ – 10th April 2015
Lenders must take note of Universal Credit – 9th April 2015
LGA highlights council digital in Universal Credit – 9th April 2015
George Osborne refuses to rule out child benefit cuts – 8th April 2015
Election 2015: Labour’s ‘one month to scrap bedroom tax’ – 8th April 2015
Alex Neil unveils bold plans to provide Scots with better welfare deal – 1st April 2015
So where will Duncan Smith find those £12bn of welfare savings? – 30th March 2015
Cities raise concerns at speed of universal credit rollout – 27th March 2015
Labour pledges to end dependency on food banks with welfare reforms – 26th March 2015
Independent review of benefit sanctions urgently needed, say MPs – 24th March 2015
Universal Credit waiting days: statement from Paul Gray – 20th March 2015
Councillor accuses government of rushing out credit system – 18th March 2015
‘Evidence’ of link between welfare reform and foodbank use sent to DWP – 17th March 2015
Universal Credit Won’t Help Single Parents Increase Their Working Hours – 12th March 2015
Half of single parents borrow to pay childcare costs, says charity – 11th March 2015
Universal credit flaws make shorter hours better for some, says review – 10th March 2015
Union: Universal credit in disarray – 9th March 2015
Help for Scottish parents getting to grips with Universal Credit – 6th March 2015
New universal credit rules will hit 200,000 people – 5th March 2015
Universal Credit rolled out to tackle East End’s benefit-capped unemployed – 4th March 2015
Families and disabled “hardest hit” by UK Government welfare reform – 3rd March 2015
Churches call government welfare sanctions ‘inhumane and un-Christian’ – 2nd March 2015
DWP awards SCC Universal Credit hosting contract – 27th February 2015
‘Very little progress’ on universal credit, say MPs – 25th February 2015
Universal Credit: top 10 milestones over the last year – 24th February 2015
Union Condemns Universal Credit ‘Privatisation’ – 23rd February 2015
No credit where it’s due – 23rd February 2015
Universal Credit: Who will be the winners and losers? – 17th February 2015
Universal Credit: What you need to know about the benefits scheme – 16th February 2015
Predicted £2.2bn savings from universal credit cut by three-quarters – 16th February 2015
Universal Credit To Go Nationwide From Next Week – 13th February 2015
Welfare amendment deadline looms – 12th February 2015
Concern over ‘breakneck speed’ of welfare devolution plans – 12th February 2015
Social landlords facing financial meltdown as universal credit looms – 11th February 2015
Opinion: DWP announce 25% cut in DHP funding 2015-16 – 9th February 2015
250 homes to take part in universal credit impact pilot – 6th February 2015
Gov dodged scrutiny of Universal Credit – 4th February 2015
Cuts and computers undermined Universal Credit – 3rd February 2015
Benefit sanctions wrongly hitting landlords, says RLA – 30th January 2015
DWP ponders Universal Credit digital test expansion – 28th January 2015
Universal Credit costs will not be revealed until after general election – 28th January 2015
Universal credit ‘1,500 years away’ – 27th January 2015
London Universal Credit pioneers named – 22nd January 2015
Figures suggest that some welfare reforms are hitting the most vulnerable hardest – 21st January 2015
Halt disability benefit roll-out, says charity – 20th January 2015
Families ‘on inadequate incomes’ – 19th January 2015
Growing calls for UK to suspend universal credit rollout – 16th January 2015
NHF report shows ‘mixed picture’ for bedroom tax – 9th January 2015
Welfare reforms ‘hit Wales hardest’ – Auditor General for Wales – 8th January 2015
Debate: Will universal credit be successfully rolled out in 2015? – 7th January 2015
Food banks a lifeline for 73k Scots, says charity – 2nd January 2015
Latest cut in universal credit will hold back the recovery for millions of low income working families – 29th December 2014
Birmingham’s bedroom tax fund nearly dry – 24th December 2014
Universal Credit: Somerset among the first in roll out – 22nd December 2014
Damning universal credit report reveals direct payments threat to housing association finances – 19th December 2014
Less Than 23,000 Claiming Universal Credit – 18th December 2014
Labour calls for immediate scrapping of bedroom tax in Commons vote. – 17th December 2014
Project to help tenants get ready for Universal Credit – 16th December 2014
Iain Duncan Smith on Universal Credit introduction – 16th December 2014
Controversial Universal Credit scheme to be rolled out in parts of the North East – 15th December 2014
DWP overturns bedroom tax room size judgement – 12th December 2014
Opinion: DWP publishes latest universal credit expansion list – 11th December 2014
£660m universal credit IT system faces axe – 11th December 2014
Universal credit: Treasury still to sign off business case – 11th December 2014
The ever-changing bosses of Universal Credit – 10th December 2014
Tory attitudes to poverty under fire amid benefit sanctions and Baroness Jenkin comment that poor ‘don’t know how to cook’ – 9th December 2014
Social landlords ‘downgrading welfare reform as a risk’ – 5th December 2014
Benefit claimants ‘could be worse off’ under new Holyrood powers – 5th December 2014
George Osborne accused of putting universal credit in ‘very real danger’ – 4th December 2014
Disabled people and Universal Credit – 3rd December 2014
Welfare study: poverty and stress ‘reduces chances of getting a job’ – 2nd December 2014


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