Welfare

‘We have to keep fighting’: Legacy benefits campaigners call for systemic change after court defeat
Legacy benefits

‘We have to keep fighting’: Legacy benefits campaigners call for systemic change after court defeat

Legacy benefits claimants took the government to court over a DWP decision not to give them the £20-a-week universal credit uplift

Legacy benefits claimants lose High Court appeal over pandemic payments
Legacy benefits

Legacy benefits claimants lose High Court appeal over pandemic payments

Claimants who did not have their benefits uplifted in line with universal credit during the pandemic have had their case for backdated payments dismissed

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven’t solved it
Opinion

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven’t solved it

Poverty isn’t inevitable, but it needs political will to solve. Instead, we have returned to the dark days of postwar Britain, when the working poor were left to struggle

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

How we lost sight of the Beveridge Principles
Dr Lee Gregory

How we lost sight of the Beveridge Principles

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Will benefits rise in line with inflation?
Cost of living crisis

Will benefits rise in line with inflation?

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

BetterPod: Will Poulter and Aneita Lewis on the cost-of-living crisis
Financial insecurity

BetterPod: Will Poulter and Aneita Lewis on the cost-of-living crisis

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

More than eight million families to get new cost of living payment in July
Cost of living

More than eight million families to get new cost of living payment in July

‘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

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

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

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit
welfare system

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tory MP weeps over Universal Credit poverty
News

Tory MP weeps over Universal Credit poverty

Benefit cuts leave poorest exposed in future recessions says IFS
Money

Benefit cuts leave poorest exposed in future recessions says IFS

Universal Credit: how a disaster unfolded
News

Universal Credit: how a disaster unfolded

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

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

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