Benefits

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Tory peers to make last-ditch effort to reverse universal credit cut
Philippa Stroud will table amendment to highlight scale of concern in party about ending £20 a week uplift

Heather Stewart Political editor

22, Oct, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Long Covid: what are you entitled to if you can’t work in the UK?
About 1m Britons report symptoms and many are unable to work – but there are benefits and arrangements in place

Suzanne Bearne

16, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions
Helen Timson says third party deductions scheme can leave many without enough money to buy food

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:46 PM

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Is Priti Patel the only person in Britain who doesn’t want to let asylum seekers work? | Polly Toynbee
Patel’s Home Office has run up a record backlog of applicants whom the public would like to see be able to earn a living, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

11, Oct, 2021 @2:33 PM

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The Observer view on benefit cuts | Observer editorial
The goverment’s erosion of financial support for low-paid parents consigns their children to a life of poverty

Observer editorial

10, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Keir Starmer: universal credit cut is an attack on the poorest
Labour leader says Boris Johnson’s decision to remove £20 uplift comes at ‘worst possible time’

Ben Quinn

08, Oct, 2021 @8:17 AM

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Tory peer aims to challenge PM with vote on universal credit cut
Philippa Stroud says decision to end £20 uplift will push 840,000 people into poverty

Kevin Rawlinson

06, Oct, 2021 @8:24 AM

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EU citizens face losing benefits if they fail to update DWP profile
People unaware they need to input code on universal credit website could drop off system, charities warn

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Food banks warn of smaller parcels due to HGV supply shortages
Exclusive: declining stocks and expected higher demand for charity could see struggling families given less in their food parcels

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gordon Brown warns 3.5m households face fuel poverty this winter
Former prime minister says 2021 ‘worst time to be poor’ as he calls for support for struggling households

Larry Elliott Economics editor

03, Oct, 2021 @1:42 PM

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The universal credit cut is the end point of years of ‘welfare’ cruelty | John Harris
The loss of the ‘uplift’ will have awful results. But with even Tories supporting the backlash, could this be the moment things change, asks Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

03, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Universal credit cut will risk the mental health of millions | Torsten Bell
As Boris Johnson makes his conference speech, many families face a potentially catastrophic drop in income

Torsten Bell

03, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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