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Rishi Sunak confirms Universal Credit will be cut by £20 a week in October after extension in Budget

Rishi Sunak confirms Universal Credit will be cut by £20 a week in October after extension in Budget

BREAKING Rishi Sunak confirms he will slash Universal Credit in October by £20 a week

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The number of Universal Credit claimants in Redbridge rose by 3.4pc (from 31,229 to 32,325), between October and November.

The number of Universal Credit claimants in Havering rose from 21,500 to 21,697 between October and November.

More than 500 new Universal Credit claims made in Redbridge between September and October

The number of Universal Credit claimants in Havering rose by 173 between September and October.

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DWP Minister says that date for increasing the repayment period for universal credit advances to 24 months as promised in Budget cannot be brought forward from October 2021 "We cannot deliver the change earlier...in view of the additional caseload numbers due to COVID-19.

A new Government-funded scheme has just launched, offering six-month paid work placements for universal credit claimants aged 16-24. Jobs are expected to be available from October, but you can register your interest now

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"3.3m families already are on Universal Credit and the OBR thinks 1.6million people are going to be made redundant in October when the furlough scheme ends." Henry Dimbleby told us why his review calls for more free school meals. #R4Today 

60% of eligible new universal credit claimants have received an advance or loan since October 2017 whilst waiting for their first payment. Neil’s daughter, Rebecca, relies on his support to make ends meet. He says paying back this loan leaves her short of money each month. 1/4

The script emerges that was used by DWP for call centre staff to encourage Universal Credit claimants to get off the phone and go on online In October the DWP denied it happened.

Whether or not universal credit will turn into a disaster depends on the British chancellor’s budget on October 29th

The roll out of Universal Credit was due to be completed by October 2017. It's currently reached about 10%, with a quarter of new payments late and foodbank use rising faster in areas where it's been introduced. It was, of course, his 'brainchild'.

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In October, a landlord called to say that Universal Credit was leaving his tenant with mental health issues. Today, he called back to reveal the tenant killed himself.

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