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‘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

Ahead of the mini-budget, those already suffering from the energy bills crisis headed to Number 10, where they spoke about the impact of the cost of living crisis and demanded more help for the vulnerable

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’

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said introducing penalties for people who work part-time and claim universal credit will “boost incomes for families”

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

‘Gutted and furious’: How universal credit claimants feel about Rishi Sunak’s Spring Budget
Spring Budget

‘Gutted and furious’: How universal credit claimants feel about Rishi Sunak’s Spring Budget

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

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Universal credit: New sanctions threat sparks fears of poverty and debt after four weeks
welfare system

Universal credit: New sanctions threat sparks fears of poverty and debt after four weeks

A million people say they went a whole day without eating last month
cost of living crisis

A million people say they went a whole day without eating last month

Universal credit claimant already has two jobs and is pressured to get more work
welfare system

Universal credit claimant already has two jobs and is pressured to get more work

Universal credit claimants will be forced to apply for more jobs or lose their benefits
Universal Credit

Universal credit claimants will be forced to apply for more jobs or lose their benefits

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