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RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: ‘We went days without eating properly’: how universal credit brought misery to Inverness on BenGummer.net People who were never in debt before have been catapulted into crisis in trial of benefit whose rollout continues despite concernsFor many of Inverness’s universal credit guinea pigs, the past year has been exceptionally stressful. The […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:PM will not reduce six-week wait for universal credit despite MPs’ warnings on BenGummer.net Government says it believes advance payments solve problems with delays as Labour urges Tories to support motion to pause rollout of benefitTheresa May will not reduce the six-week delay faced by many universal credit claimants despite being warned […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Universal credit: DWP withholding bad news, says senior MP on BenGummer.net Frank Field, chairman of work and pensions committee, believes department has not revealed scale of problems with welfare changesThe chairman of the parliamentary committee investigating the rollout of universal credit has accused the government of withholding “bad news” over the faltering […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:An NHS for housing and food? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds | Abi Wilkinson on BenGummer.net State-provided universal basic services could be the best and most moral response to rising inequalityThe writer Alan Bennett, discussing the political and social changes that began in the 1980s, noted: “One has only had […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Pensions Secretary David Gauke defends rolling out Universal Credit — but admits one in five benefit claimants are not paid on time on BenGummer.net PENSIONS Secretary David Gauke launched a fierce defence of Universal Credit – despite admitting one in five benefit claimants aren’t paid on time. The Cabinet Minister stared down […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Tenants are falling behind with their rent in the wake of the new Universal Credit benefits shake-up on BenGummer.net THOUSANDS of tenants are falling behind with their rent because a benefits shake-up is causing a delay in payments. Up to 85 per cent of those on the new Universal Credit are behind. […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:The new Universal Credit scheme will leave misery, fear, and chaos in its wake on BenGummer.net At last week’s omnishambles, which the Tories staged as their conference, the chaos was such that most people would have missed the most significant and divisive change any government since the Second World War has made […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Penalised for caring: Alyssa and the two-child benefits trap – video on BenGummer.net Alyssa became a ‘kinship carer’ for her younger siblings when their mother unexpectedly died in 2013. Now that she has decided to start her own family, the government refuses to grant her tax credits or a Sure Start maternity […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Universal credit is a mean, flawed scheme. Its rollout must be blocked | Neil Coyle on BenGummer.net In my Southwark constituency, the Tories’ benefits system has already forced many into debt, food poverty and eviction. Others should be saved from it“I’m going to have to quit work,” is what one single mum […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Ministers told to cut wait for new benefit amid evidence it is causing debt on BenGummer.net Report raised ‘very serious concerns’ with government over delay before first paymentMinisters are facing growing calls to slash the time welfare claimants are forced to wait before being entitled to the government’s flagship new benefit, having […]

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