Universal credit

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Britain’s welfare system ‘unfit for purpose’ with millions struggling, experts warn
Two-year study reveals households are being ‘battered again and again’ by an ‘unfit’ welfare state that is in urgent need of reform

Miranda Bryant

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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UK government faces £150m bill over social welfare discrimination
Tens of thousands of severely disabled people left financially worse off by move to universal credit

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Jan, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Many are facing the impossible choice of food or fuel | Letter
Letter: Andrew Forsey of Feeding Britain warns that worse is yet to come for households that are already under stress

Letters

20, Jan, 2022 @5:25 PM

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The Guardian view on soaring energy bills: the less well-off need a new deal | Editorial
Editorial: The government must act to protect those on limited incomes from unaffordable price rises

Editorial

04, Jan, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Tories must face the real causes of homelessness | Letters
Letters: Andy Guise is wary of rightwingers’ support for a Housing First policy, Karen Wynyard says the real causes of homelessness have been created by successive governments, and Kate Macintosh highlights Scotland’s approach

Letters

02, Jan, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Helping the helpers: it’s time to support those who hold Britain's communities together | Maeve Shearlaw
The inspirational figures fighting for vulnerable people can pay a heavy price, the Guardian’s video team has learned, says Guardian video team producer Maeve Shearlaw

Maeve Shearlaw

29, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Shop workers experiencing financial hardship and job insecurity, says charity
Withdrawal of universal credit top-up affecting sector still struggling to recover from Covid job losses

Zoe Wood

23, Dec, 2021 @5:09 PM

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One pay packet away from the streets: the workers who became homeless in the pandemic
Over the last two years, homelessness has rocketed – and for many people a job has not been enough to maintain a roof over their head

Daniel Lavelle

20, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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MP raises concern over Bulgarian nationals’ UK benefit suspensions
Kate Osamor raises concern that Bulgarians are being unfairly targeted for benefit fraud investigation

Amelia Gentleman

06, Dec, 2021 @8:03 PM

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‘It hits you when people say they can’t afford milk’: the superhero plumber who keeps his community warm
James Anderson dropped everything to offer free or low-cost services across Burnley and beyond

Sirin Kale, the Guardian Angel

04, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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One in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter, charity finds
Citizens Advice calls for government action to help the 3m households hit by a cost of living crunch

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Ministers ‘lost control of universal credit fraud in Covid crisis’
MPs say £8.3bn overpaid in 2020-21 due to fraud and errors, nearly double previous year’s total

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

17, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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