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June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase
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Benefits

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase

Here's what you need to know about what to expect from your benefits in June 2024, including when you might be paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and who might see an increase to their benefits
Paralympian Jessica-Jane Applegate on winning gold and being told she doesn't look disabled enough
Jessica-Jane Applegate
Learning Disability Week 2024

Paralympian Jessica-Jane Applegate on winning gold and being told she doesn't look disabled enough

'People in prison need art, music and reading': Inside the prison libraries that break down walls
Prisons

'People in prison need art, music and reading': Inside the prison libraries that break down walls

Tory manifesto: Rishi Sunak slammed for 'arbitrary, untenable and cruel' immigration pledges
General election 2024

Tory manifesto: Rishi Sunak slammed for 'arbitrary, untenable and cruel' immigration pledges

'How dare he': Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it's not exactly the truth
General election 2024

'How dare he': Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it's not exactly the truth

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his 'moral mission'. But what's moral about causing anxiety?
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Benefits

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his 'moral mission'. But what's moral about causing anxiety?

'You can hear your stomach growling': Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty
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General election 2024

'You can hear your stomach growling': Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty

Disability and work: Why the next government must show compassion and reform the benefits system
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Disability benefits

Disability and work: Why the next government must show compassion and reform the benefits system

Being pregnant during cost of living crisis made me depressed. Baby banks helped take the shame away
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Baby banks

Being pregnant during cost of living crisis made me depressed. Baby banks helped take the shame away

DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know
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Universal credit

DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know

Why DWP urgently needs to make universal credit enough so people can afford the essentials
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Universal credit

Why DWP urgently needs to make universal credit enough so people can afford the essentials

Child benefit: Parents left 'hungry' as HMRC glitch means half a million haven't received payments
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Child benefits

Child benefit: Parents left 'hungry' as HMRC glitch means half a million haven't received payments

Universal credit claimants lose more than £1bn a year to 'automatic DWP deductions'
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Department for Work and Pensions

Universal credit claimants lose more than £1bn a year to 'automatic DWP deductions'

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
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Cost of living crisis

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices
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Energy bills

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices

Poverty costs the UK billions each year. Politicians must commit to ending it this general election
Trussell Trust food banks
General election 2024

Poverty costs the UK billions each year. Politicians must commit to ending it this general election

Abuse survivor tried to take her own life after years-long battle with DWP over disability benefits
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Department for Work and Pensions

Abuse survivor tried to take her own life after years-long battle with DWP over disability benefits

DWP under investigation over treatment of ill and disabled people after deaths of benefit claimants
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP under investigation over treatment of ill and disabled people after deaths of benefit claimants

Is the cost of living crisis over and will prices in the UK ever come down?
Cost of living crisis

Is the cost of living crisis over and will prices in the UK ever come down?

Low pay as a trainee bus driver left me desperate. I skipped meals and ended up £46k in debt
james rossi, who faced debt
Cost of living

Low pay as a trainee bus driver left me desperate. I skipped meals and ended up £46k in debt

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work
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Department for Work and Pensions

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap
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Two-child benefit cap

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'
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Disability benefits

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'

Deaf man awarded £50,000 after 'oppressive' and 'discriminatory' treatment by DWP
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Department for Work and Pensions

Deaf man awarded £50,000 after 'oppressive' and 'discriminatory' treatment by DWP

The UK used to be the most LGBTQ-friendly place in Europe. Now, it's not even close
LGBTQ+ rights

The UK used to be the most LGBTQ-friendly place in Europe. Now, it's not even close