BREAKING Rishi Sunak confirms he will slash Universal Credit in October by £20 a week
More than 500 new Universal Credit claims made in Redbridge between September and October
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
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 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'.
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.