Welfare

DWP faces High Court battle over ‘morally bankrupt’ legacy benefits rule
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DWP faces High Court battle over ‘morally bankrupt’ legacy benefits rule

When the government increased universal credit payments in lockdown, it didn’t extend to legacy benefits. Now the issue is in the High Court.

How much you would get in universal credit if you lost your job today
Social Justice

How much you would get in universal credit if you lost your job today

More than 5.5 million people from all walks of life claim universal credit. How would you fare if you had to rely on the benefit?

Proposed Universal Basic Income model could “cost less than welfare reforms”
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Proposed Universal Basic Income model could “cost less than welfare reforms”

Left-wing think tank Compass has outlined two ways an income for all could be introduced, leading to Universal Credit and the state pension being axed

Paul McNamee: Universal Credit isn’t working. Time to fix it
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Paul McNamee: Universal Credit isn’t working. Time to fix it

Tory MP weeps over Universal Credit poverty
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Tory MP weeps over Universal Credit poverty

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Universal Credit: how a disaster unfolded
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Universal Credit: how a disaster unfolded

John Bird: It’s a universal truth – if the plan is rotten we need a new one
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John Bird: It’s a universal truth – if the plan is rotten we need a new one

Universal Credit helpline charges dropped
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Universal Credit helpline charges dropped

UK needs radical expansion of free services, says report
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UK needs radical expansion of free services, says report