Call for Universal Credit change

Universal Credit (UC) is on track to be fully rolled-out to seven million families by the end of the next parliament, with working renters the main winners and those with disabilities the main losers from the reform as it faces up to new challenges like rising long-term sickness, according to new Resolution Foundation research. With…

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Over half of people receiving Universal Credit unable to afford food

The Trussell Trust has published new research which it says that highlights the inadequacy of Universal Credit across the UK. The anti-poverty charity is urging the Chancellor to take urgent action to increase long-term support for people struggling to get by on Universal Credit and commit to extending the Household Support Fund as soon as…

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Government urged to look at Universal Credit reform

Urgent reform of Universal Credit (UC) is needed to provide support to vulnerable households, according to responsible lender Creditspring, with nearly a third (29%) of low earners now reliant on savings to pay bills – compared to 21% average for the rest of the UK. The research also indicates that almost a quarter (22%) of…

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