Half a million Universal Credit claimants hit by sudden tax debt deduction
How to cancel Universal Credit if your circumstances change as lockdown eases
We owe our military personnel, veterans and families a huge amount. Today I was proud to announce @ScotTories manifesto pledges👇 🗣Enshrine the Armed Forces Covenant in law 💷 Create a new top-up benefit for those on Universal Credit 🏡 Introduce a specific Help to Buy scheme
DWP confirms integrated PIP, Universal Credit and ESA assessment trial will resume this month
DWP makes important change to Universal Credit for people making new claims
HM Revenue & Customs has cut payments to hundreds of thousands of universal credit claimants during lockdown in an aggressive tax raid on the country’s poorest families
Universal Credit, PIP and state pension rates rise today - check on your entitlement now
Sunak steals my rhetoric but no substance. Working people hit by income tax rise as thresholds frozen, council tax rise, pay freeze for public sector workers, cliff edge cut in Universal Credit in months, nothing for disabled on legacy benefits and over 2 million still excluded.
I've written to the PM about his emergency legislation. For Labour support, we need: 1. A fresh vote on the legislation every 6 months 2. Guarantees on jobs, incomes, sick pay and increased Universal Credit 3. Rent suspension for those affected and a 6-month ban on evictions
Lots of objections to class war appearing. Totally agree. Assault on welfare state, slashing top rate and corporate tax while imposing cuts on everyone else, driving people to food banks, Universal Credit, pay freezes, growth in zero hours. Where will it end? FFS.
Almost a million people have applied for Universal Credit in two weeks. Normally it's 100,000. The government needs to provide the DWP with extra resources so it can process applications, end the 5 week wait and raise benefit levels so they are enough to live on.