Universal credit

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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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The UK government can’t stop inflation rising – but it can act to ease the pain | Carsten Jung
Helping low earners is a priority now. And that means reversing the cut to universal credit, says Carsten Jung of the IPPR

Carsten Jung

13, Oct, 2021 @11:09 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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Gather winter fuel payments for hard-hit families | Brief letters
Brief letters: Universal credit | Out-of-touch Tories | Uni | Trousers


07, Oct, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Senior Tory Peter Bottomley criticised after saying MPs should be paid more – as it happened
Peter Bottomley says it is ‘grim’ for some of his colleagues trying to manage on a salary of £81,932 a year

Andrew Sparrow

07, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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‘Choice between using shower or oven’: harsh realities of universal credit cut
Faced with rising bills and caring for disabled family, four people describe how they are already ‘barely surviving’

Clea Skopeliti

06, Oct, 2021 @10:57 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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‘Grown men come in here crying’: how Tory cuts have hit Blackpool hard
While the party conference ponders poverty, the town’s most deprived face being £1,000 a year worse off

Helen Pidd North of England editor

05, Oct, 2021 @6:01 PM

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The Tory ‘emergency fund’ is an admission that universal credit shouldn’t be cut | Tom Pollard
The government is plugging its £6bn cut with a £500m one-off bung. How many people will struggle for food and heating, asks Tom Pollard, an NHS mental health social worker

Tom Pollard

04, Oct, 2021 @11:29 AM

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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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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m ‘plan for jobs’ extension
The chancellor will lay out a package of measures designed to stem rise in unemployment as furlough ends

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

03, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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