Universal Credit

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity Mind has responded to Esther McVey's suggestion that they said she had 'listened to charities' by reiterating their opposition to current Universal Credit regulations

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions 'must be clearer on benefit sanctions'

Steve McCabe, who sits on the Work and Pensions Committee, said more guidance was needed from the Department of Work and Pensions to stop sanctions being unfairly levelled against vulnerable benefit claimants

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Chancellor Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Beer duty frozen, new tax on tech giants and £420 million for potholes

Autumn Budget 2018: What was announced?

In this year's Autumn Budget, chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new UK Digital Services tax as well as millions in funding for local highway authorities to tackle potholes with.

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing George Osborne's cuts, says thinktank

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing George Osborne's cuts, says thinktank

Improve Universal Credit in Budget by reversing cuts, says thinktank

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has urged the government to lift cuts to the Universal Credit work allowance and change the payment schedule ahead of the Autumn Budget 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former shadow work secretary

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former shadow work secretary

Universal Credit could lead to 'surge' in food bank use, says former secretary

Former shadow work and pensions secretary Stephen Timms said Universal Credit does not 'work properly' and could lead to increased reliance on food banks

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

Universal Credit needs £2 billion more to succeed, says Iain Duncan Smith

The architect of Universal Credit has said the Government’s welfare reform needs an additional £2 billion to work as planned.

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has said the Government needs to rethink its national roll-out of Universal Credit, warning most Britons will think current plans are unfair.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

The Mental Health Nurse Association sent a letter to Esther McVey calling for universal credit to be scrapped

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Work and Pensions Secretary apologises over universal credit row

Work and Pensions Secretary apologises over universal credit row

Esther McVey said she had "inadvertently misled" the Commons by claiming that the National Audit Office (NAO) had called for the roll-out of the Universal Credit benefit to be accelerated.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Universal Credit causes hardship and costs too much, report says

Universal Credit causes hardship and costs too much, report says

A new study into Universal Credit, which replaced various state benefits, says it's leaving people in debt and costs too much to administer

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PMQs: MP slams Theresa May as 'disgraceful and heartless' on universal credit

PMQs: SNP MP slams Theresa May as 'disgraceful and heartless' on universal credit

PMQs: MP slams Theresa May as 'disgraceful and heartless' on universal credit

SNP MP Drew Hendry claims the Conservatives laughed when he asked a question about universal credit

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

'The Prime Minister is a joke' - Twitter users blast Theresa May after PMQs performance over Universal Credit and Brexit

'Why didn't Theresa May hammer Jeremy Corbyn on Jared O'Mara?': Prime Minister criticised for limp PMQs display

Theresa May criticised for limp PMQs display

The Prime Minister faced Jeremy Corbyn across the chamber in the latest round of Prime Minister's Questions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

From universal credit to Brexit - the top five u-turns performed by Theresa May

From universal credit to Brexit - the top five u-turns performed by Theresa May

From universal credit to Brexit - the top five u-turns performed by Theresa May

The Prime Minister has just scrapped a phone charge associated with the Government's new welfare system

Jeremy Corbyn has made great play of the government's problems on universal credit

Fact check: Is universal credit being paid on time?

Fact check: Is universal credit being paid on time?

Full Fact has crunched the numbers after Jeremy Corbyn hammered Theresa May at PMQs

It was another good day for Jeremy Corbyn - and a bad one for Theresa May

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn basks in his universal credit victory over Theresa May - but unknown MP Laura Pidcock steals show

PMQs: Corbyn basks in his universal credit victory but unknown MP steals show

Laura Pidcock asked whether the universal credit shambles was gross incompetence or calculated cruelty

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn is among the foremost critics of the helpline

Is Jeremy Corbyn right about the Universal Credit helpline?

Is Jeremy Corbyn right about the Universal Credit helpline?

Full Fact have crunched the numbers behind Corbyn's 55p-per-minute claim

Liz Truss has added to the Tories' problems on universal credit

Universal credit: Jeremy Corbyn supporters hammer Liz Truss over 'go to the job centre' comment

Jeremy Corbyn supporters hammer Liz Truss over 'go to the job centre' comment

Truss made the comment on the Daily Politics show last night, and critics have been quick to upbraid her

Universal Credit: Benefits scheme Architect explains rationale behind six-week wait for first payment

Universal Credit creator explains six-week payment wait

Universal Credit creator explains six-week payment wait

Deven Ghelani spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the system in wake of several criticisms directed at it over its implementation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn hammered Theresa May during PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I wonder what planet Theresa May is on?'

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I wonder what planet Theresa May is on?'

Corbyn clashes with Prime Minister over universal credit at the start of Prime Minister's Questions