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Universal ‘discredit’


The continued use of benefit sanctions just as the country is entering a period of heavy and sustained job losses is ‘unnecessary and particularly cruel’... Read More
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Universal Credit chaos


The devastating economic toll the coronavirus crisis has taken was thrown into sharp relief when it emerged this week that nearly a million people have... Read More
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Steepest rise ever


A major spike in food bank use has prompted the nation’s leading supplier of emergency food parcels to call on politicians of all parties to... Read More
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‘Beacon of hope’


The announcement on Saturday (September 28) that a Labour government will abolish the ‘cruel and miserable’ Universal Credit (UC) system has been warmly welcomed by Unite.... Read More
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‘Unite, fight and win’


Mary Callaghan, Unite delegate, moved a motion on Universal Credit. She said she was "proud and honoured to be moving this motion on behalf of all... Read More
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Universal Discredit


On one day in May, the free paper, Metro, gave readers a surprise. ‘Universal Credit Uncovered’ announced the headline in all caps, the ‘o’ in... Read More
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‘You have to fight back’


Susan Kemlo was still mourning her daughter, Victoria, when benefits assessment firm Capita decided to drag her through the courts over supposed “reputational damage” –... Read More
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Holiday hunger


Universal Credit (UC) is causing thousands of children to go hungry this summer according to a survey by Unite.   More than four fifths (79... Read More
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‘Hugely detrimental’


Massive cuts to Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) staff have fuelled caseworker errors and further pushed Universal Credit claimants into debt.   Universal Credit,... Read More
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Admit the truth call


Under increasing pressure to change tack on Universal Credit, work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has herself admitted that the government’s flagship welfare reform has... Read More
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‘Crisis-level’ debt


Long-term wage stagnation and skyrocketing housing and transport costs are continuing to take their toll as the number of people claiming financial insolvency reaches a... Read More
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