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Childcare providers and nursery school owners hit by Universal Credit cuts

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

How to change your Universal Credit payments as government recognises flaw

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

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Tory MP Heidi Allen Challenges Theresa May On Universal Credit [Video]Tory MP Heidi Allen Challenges Theresa May On Universal Credit

Credit: HuffPost UK Clips STUDIO     Duration: 01:40Published

Caller On Universal Credit Who Survived A Week On A Packet Of Biscuits [Video]Caller On Universal Credit Who Survived A Week On A Packet Of Biscuits

Caller On Universal Credit Who Survived A Week On A Packet Of Biscuits

Credit: LBC     Duration: 04:41Published

Amber Rudd Admits Universal Credit Led To More People Using Food Banks [Video]Amber Rudd Admits Universal Credit Led To More People Using Food Banks

Credit: HuffPost UK Clips STUDIO     Duration: 00:25Published

Government's Universal Credit Film Featuring Charlie Watson [Video]Government's Universal Credit Film Featuring Charlie Watson

Credit: HuffPost UK STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published

Alison Thewliss Questions DWP's Universal Credit Rollout [Video]Alison Thewliss Questions DWP's Universal Credit Rollout

SNP MP Alison Thewliss asked the government were they aware of terminations happening because of the two child policy of universal credit.

Credit: HuffPost UK Clips STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Eddie Mair Grills Minister Over Universal Credit [Video]Eddie Mair Grills Minister Over Universal Credit

Eddie Mair Grills Minister Over Universal Credit

Credit: LBC     Duration: 05:54Published

Greenwood: Universal Credit is driving people into poverty [Video]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". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:59Published

Rudd: Universal Credit must be fair for everyone [Video]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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:04Published

Amber Rudd scraps extension of two-child limit benefits cap [Video]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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:30Published

Disabled man given just 1p Universal Credit to live on over Christmas [Video]Disabled man given just 1p Universal Credit to live on over Christmas

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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:59Published

Disabled man given 1p Universal Credit over X-mas [Video]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..

Credit: SWNS STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

 

Rent arrears more than double for East Ayrshire Council tenants on Universal Credit

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

DWP recognises Universal Credit could be overhauled as rent payment 'error' affects thousands

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 Also reported by •Stroud LifeGloucester Citizen

Man steals food to eat after Universal Credit payment halted

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 Also reported by •Boston TargetLincolnshire EchoSleaford TargetEast Lindsey Target

A Canterbury woman left doubly incontinent after violent sexual assault refused Universal Credit

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

Astonishing figures uncover worrying truth for people living on Universal Credit

astonishing figures uncover worrying truth for people living on universal credit
A survey has produced some eye-opening results
East Lindsey Target - Published Also reported by •Retford TimesBoston TargetLincolnshire EchoSleaford Target

Birmingham man stuck in Universal Credit hell says he is 'over £300 a month worse off'

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

Hundreds of people in West Dunbartonshire seek advice on Universal Credit

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

Corrie star attacks Universal Credit after revealing he blew £1m and ended up on benefits

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

Struggling with Universal Credit payments? There is a way to change it

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

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 Also reported by •Tamworth HeraldCambridge News

Pregnant teen on Universal Credit faced starvation - then something incredible happened

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

Universal Credit - there's a way to change your payments if you're struggling

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

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

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 Also reported by •BBC News

Being on Universal Credit has left this chronically ill Devon man 'suicidal'

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 Also reported by •Exeter Express and EchoTorquay Herald ExpressTiverton Mid Devon GazetteNorth Devon Journal

The secret way of changing your Universal Credit payments if you're struggling

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

On the breadline - cash-strapped teens make heartbreaking plea and then this happened

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

Lincoln couple steal food from Iceland to feed their baby after going weeks without being paid any benefits

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 Also reported by •Sleaford TargetEast Lindsey TargetRetford TimesLincolnshire Echo

Introduction of Universal Credit has seen rent debts to council TRIPLE

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 Also reported by •North Devon JournalExeter Express and EchoTiverton Mid Devon GazetteTorquay Herald Express

The stories of the people who visited Swansea job centre one afternoon

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

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

'Corrupt' civil servant jailed for universal credit fraud

'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

Nearly 500,000 people say they struggled with Universal Credit claims online

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

Adorable superdogs helping Scots veterans cope with Universal Credit chaos

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

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

Universal Credit staff in Midlands to vote on strike action in dispute over workloads

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 Also reported by •Tamworth Herald

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