Childcare providers and nursery school owners hit by Universal Credit cuts DWP rules mean funding for providing childcare is being treated as personal income Tamworth Herald - Published 13 hours ago
How to change your Universal Credit payments as government recognises flaw There is a way to make it easier for claimants on Universal Credit to pay their rent on time Hull Daily Mail - Published 19 hours ago
Greenwood: Universal Credit is driving people into poverty
Shadow work and pensions secretary Margaret Greenwood says the government "must stop the rollout of Universal Credit" as it is "driving people into poverty".
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Rudd: Universal Credit must be fair for everyone
Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd says that Universal Credit must be fair for both those receiving benefits and the taxpayer. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..
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Amber Rudd scraps extension of two-child limit benefits cap
Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has announced she will scrap the extension of the two-child limit on Universal Credit. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..
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Disabled man given 1p Universal Credit over X-mas
A disabled man says he is bamboozled with the new Universal Credit benefit - after receiving a payment of just 1p. Neil Wright, 50, who suffers from acute arthritis and can't work, said he's unable to..
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Rent arrears more than double for East Ayrshire Council tenants on Universal Credit A staggering £1.6 million in missed payments still owed to East Ayrshire Council, writes Marc McLean. Daily Record - Published 23 hours ago
DWP recognises Universal Credit could be overhauled as rent payment 'error' affects thousands The issue is a 'major headache' and 'has brought misery to many who struggle with long waits for payments' Gloucestershire Echo - Published 2 days ago Also reported by • Stroud Life • Gloucester Citizen Man steals food to eat after Universal Credit payment halted "I did not want to break the law but I just needed something to eat and the only thing I could do was steal." Retford Times - Published 2 days ago Also reported by • Boston Target • Lincolnshire Echo • Sleaford Target • East Lindsey Target
A Canterbury woman left doubly incontinent after violent sexual assault refused Universal Credit Labour MP Rosie Duffield raised the woman's plight in Parliament to highlight problems with the new welfare system Canterbury Times - Published 2 days ago
Astonishing figures uncover worrying truth for people living on Universal Credit A survey has produced some eye-opening results East Lindsey Target - Published 2 days ago Also reported by • Retford Times • Boston Target • Lincolnshire Echo • Sleaford Target
Birmingham man stuck in Universal Credit hell says he is 'over £300 a month worse off' He's been told to pay back a £1,500 overpayment of his old benefits Tamworth Herald - Published 3 days ago Hundreds of people in West Dunbartonshire seek advice on Universal Credit Supporting staff say they still don't know how the new benefits system is affecting residents. Daily Record - Published 3 days ago
Corrie star attacks Universal Credit after revealing he blew £1m and ended up on benefits Bruce Jones, who played Les Battersby, lost everything after he was sacked from soap Tamworth Herald - Published 4 days ago
Struggling with Universal Credit payments? There is a way to change it It doesn't have to be just one monthly installment Hull Daily Mail - Published 5 days ago
There's a way to change Universal Credit payments from one monthly installment If you're struggling, there's a way to reorganise payments Wales Online - Published 5 days ago Also reported by • Tamworth Herald • Cambridge News
Pregnant teen on Universal Credit faced starvation - then something incredible happened Jaedyn Overbury and Lizzie Mason were struggling on Universal Credit after moving out of a Birmingham YMCA Daily Record - Published 6 days ago Universal Credit - there's a way to change your payments if you're struggling Monthly payments are proving difficult for some to manage Bristol Post - Published 6 days ago
Universal Credit couple steal food from Iceland for baby after 'waiting weeks for benefit payment' There are almost 80,000 people in Birmingham on Universal Credit Tamworth Herald - Published 6 days ago Concern over 'hidden' Universal Credit council costs BBC Local News: South East Wales -- Councils say a new benefit is leaving them with additional "hidden" costs. BBC Local News - Published 6 days ago Also reported by • BBC News
Being on Universal Credit has left this chronically ill Devon man 'suicidal' “It has made me feel like giving up and that I have nothing to look forward to in the future if I can’t afford to live because the government has taken away from me £4,000 a year.” Western Morning News - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Exeter Express and Echo • Torquay Herald Express • Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette • North Devon Journal The secret way of changing your Universal Credit payments if you're struggling Can't manage on a monthly payment? Here's what you need to do Tamworth Herald - Published 1 week ago
On the breadline - cash-strapped teens make heartbreaking plea and then this happened Jaedyn Overbury, who is living off £230 a month in Universal Credit, feared they could not afford to eat for three weeks Tamworth Herald - Published 1 week ago Lincoln couple steal food from Iceland to feed their baby after going weeks without being paid any benefits They were waiting for it to be changed over to Universal Credit Boston Target - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Sleaford Target • East Lindsey Target • Retford Times • Lincolnshire Echo
Introduction of Universal Credit has seen rent debts to council TRIPLE Debts, or the amount the tenants are in rent arrears to East Devon District Council have increased by £35,801.72 since Universal Credit was introduced Western Morning News - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • North Devon Journal • Exeter Express and Echo • Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette • Torquay Herald Express The stories of the people who visited Swansea job centre one afternoon We stood outside and spoke to people going in or coming out and two words kept popping up - universal credit Wales Online - Published 1 week ago
Fears that Universal Credit claimants 'losing out' on benefits due to online problems Campaigners believe many people are now missing out altogether on getting the new benefit Tamworth Herald - Published 1 week ago 'Corrupt' civil servant jailed for universal credit fraud BBC Local News: Lancashire -- Lauren Wainwright used claimants' national insurance numbers to make payments into her own bank accounts. BBC Local News - Published 1 week ago
Nearly 500,000 people say they struggled with Universal Credit claims online It's sparked fears that even more are slipping through the net completely Tamworth Herald - Published 1 week ago Adorable superdogs helping Scots veterans cope with Universal Credit chaos Bravehound companion dogs are helping former service personnel deal with the "nightmarish" benefit shake-up. Daily Record - Published 1 week ago
Brutal reality of life on Universal Credit revealed in new documentary One desperate couple say they're left eating rabbits most nights - because they have to cook whatever their dog can kill. Daily Record - Published 1 week ago Universal Credit staff in Midlands to vote on strike action in dispute over workloads Union members in Wolverhampton and Walsall are being balloted on a campaign of industrial action Walsall Advertiser - Published 2 weeks ago Also reported by • Tamworth Herald