UNIVERSAL CREDIT…..

UNIVERSAL CREDIT…..

…COMING TO BUDE AND LAUNCESTON THIS DECEMBER AND BODMIN IN FEBRUARY.

 

“The Tories’ failing Universal Credit programme is plunging millions of people into poverty, leaving them unable to pay rent or put dinner on the table, and facing debt and eviction as a result.
The British public deserves better than this. We’re demanding that the Tories urgently pause and fix Universal Credit now.”




Universal Credit Rollout Timetable (from Turn2Us):
2017
2018


We need to fix Universal Credit –
Citizens’ Advice Bureau leaflet


“Unhappy Christmas” : Around 26,000 weekly paid people in low paid work who top it up with Universal Credit will get less benefit or none at all in the month leading up to Christmas. Here’s how it happens:
Paul Lewis Blogspot

NEWS ITEMS

“Universal Credit Failings Exposed By ‘Mountain Of Evidence’ Sent To Parliamentary Inquiry”
Huffington Post article

“Labour attacks universal credit as ‘not fit for purpose'”
Guardian article 20th November

“‘It’s just mistake after mistake’ – stories from the universal credit catastrophe”
Guardian article – 20th November

“Landlady left with £9,500 rent arrears by tenant on universal credit”
Guardian article – 18th November

“Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season”
BBC News item – 18th November

“Universal credit: Tory ministers ordered to fix new welfare system after embarrassing defeat”
Article from The Independent – 17th November

“Universal Credit Recap: Labour wins vote on reducing waiting time on bungled benefits shake-up – but the Tories don’t vote”
Daily Mirror article – 16th November

“Jobseeker left in tears and without medication because of Universal Credit error”
Liverpool Echo article 15th November

“Children’s Commissioners Plead With Chancellor To Pause Universal Credit”
Huffington Post article – 15th November

“Universal Credit: Hundreds Of Families To Be Evicted As Letting Agent Warns It Can’t Cope With Arrears”
Huffington Post article 15th November

“Labour leader visits County Durham to meet people affected by Universal Credit”
Article from ITV News – 10th November

“Gordon Brown says Universal Credit is a ‘scandal’ which will strip families of cash in run-up to Christmas”
Mirror article – 10th November

“Universal credit: why the numbers don’t add up”
Paul Lewis article for FT- 8th November

“Trussell Trust foodbanks report record surge in demand amid Universal Credit rollout”
Daily Mirror article – 7th November

“Food banks warn of struggle to cope this Christmas due to universal credit”
The Guardian article – 7th November

“Self-Employed Universal Credit Claimants Told They’re ‘Better Off Jobless'”
Huffington Post article. – 28th October