Citizens Advice blame 40% rise in rent arrears rise on Universal Credit

A new report released by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has blamed the UK government’s welfare reforms for a rise in clients seeking help for rent arrears on. The report comes the day after the government whipped their MPs to block the release of papers showing how Universal Credit will impact Continue Reading

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Resolution Foundation warns upcoming budget is “last chance” to avert massive benefit cuts

A report by the think tank Resolution Foundation has outlined the effects the benefit freeze has had on claimants and warned the government that the budget is the last change to stop further damaging cuts. The damning report lays bare how the benefit freeze implemented under the Coalition government in Continue Reading

Esther McVey admits millions will lose £200 a month on Universal Credit

The Times have reported that Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has told Cabinet colleagues that about half of lone parents and nearly two thirds of couples with children would lose a whopping £2,400 a year. Tory MPs are finding it harder to defend the under fire benefit as they Continue Reading

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