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Legacy benefits court case: Why claimants are still fighting for the £20 universal credit uplift
Legacy benefits

Legacy benefits court case: Why claimants are still fighting for the £20 universal credit uplift

Legacy benefits claimants are appealing against a High Court decision they called “discriminatory”. Here’s all you need to know about the court case and why it’s important

Benefits calculator: from universal credit to council tax rebate, here’s what you’re entitled to
Benefits

Benefits calculator: from universal credit to council tax rebate, here’s what you’re entitled to

Take control of your finances and maximise your income.

‘People will starve and freeze’ if government U-turns on promise to increase benefits
Cost of living crisis

‘People will starve and freeze’ if government U-turns on promise to increase benefits

Experts are calling the possible U-turn a “shameful moral failure and a disgraceful failure of compassion”

‘I do not know how I’m going to survive’: Campaigners head to Number 10 to demand help in mini-budget
Cost of living crisis

‘I do not know how I’m going to survive’: Campaigners head to Number 10 to demand help in mini-budget

Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’
Working parents

Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’

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New work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith has consistently voted to cut benefits
Cost of living crisis

New work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith has consistently voted to cut benefits

Gordon Brown calls for ‘urgent action’ to boost universal credit as petition reaches 140,000
Cost of Living Crisis

Gordon Brown calls for ‘urgent action’ to boost universal credit as petition reaches 140,000

Number of universal credit claimants facing sanctions soars past 100,000
Employment

Number of universal credit claimants facing sanctions soars past 100,000

Energy bills set to be higher than universal credit payments in January
Cost of living crisis

Energy bills set to be higher than universal credit payments in January

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves
In-work poverty

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves

Cost of living payments: Anxiety and confusion as millions left waiting for support
Cost of living crisis

Cost of living payments: Anxiety and confusion as millions left waiting for support

The North East has overtaken London as the region with the highest rate of child poverty
Cost of living crisis

The North East has overtaken London as the region with the highest rate of child poverty

Dad on universal credit has gone days without eating so he can feed his children through cost of living crisis
Cost of Living Crisis

Dad on universal credit has gone days without eating so he can feed his children through cost of living crisis

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National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations
Social Justice

National food strategy won’t expand free school meals to another 1.1 million children, despite recommendations

‘I feel stuck’: How the cost of living crisis is impacting universal credit claimants
cost of living crisis

‘I feel stuck’: How the cost of living crisis is impacting universal credit claimants

‘It’s expensive to be poor’: How the cost of living crisis has impacted food prices
Food poverty

‘It’s expensive to be poor’: How the cost of living crisis has impacted food prices

Universal credit switchover risks pushing people into ‘destitution’, charities warn
Welfare system

Universal credit switchover risks pushing people into ‘destitution’, charities warn

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off
Social Justice

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit
welfare system

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit

Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study
welfare system

Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study

You could be £1,100 a year worse off from Friday in cost of living surge
cost of living crisis

You could be £1,100 a year worse off from Friday in cost of living surge

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Spring Budget will leave low-income families ‘stranded,’ say anti-poverty campaigners
Spring Budget

Spring Budget will leave low-income families ‘stranded,’ say anti-poverty campaigners

High Court rules millions of legacy benefits claimants won’t get backdated payments
Welfare system

High Court rules millions of legacy benefits claimants won’t get backdated payments

Broadband providers told to promote their deals for low-income families after millions miss out
Digital inclusion

Broadband providers told to promote their deals for low-income families after millions miss out

A record one in four people out of work say it’s due to long-term sickness
Unemployment

A record one in four people out of work say it’s due to long-term sickness