Harrogate is to pilot a new phase of the Government’s controversial Universal Credit (UC) welfare reforms, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said.
More than 8,000 people in Aberdeen are in rent arrears, new figures reveal.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit, after admitting that its introduction had increased reliance on food banks.
Food bank use has increased due to the universal credit roll-out, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted.
The increasing number of people turning to Aberdeen foodbanks has been labelled as “crazy” by one man who has seen the issue from both sides.
More than 900 people in Aberdeen have been handed emergency cash because of late benefits.
Veterans are being left suicidal by problems caused by Universal Credit, a Scottish Government minister has said.
Amber Rudd has been urged to take “immediate steps” over the way the controversial Universal Credit is calculated following a High Court victory for four working single mothers.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has announced further changes to the Government’s controversial Universal Credit scheme.
Amber Rudd has been urged to take further steps to help people on Universal Credit after unveiling reforms of a system she said was not as “effective” or “compassionate” as she wanted.
Four working single mothers have won a High Court challenge over the Government’s controversial Universal Credit welfare scheme which they say has left them struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated.
Amber Rudd has announced a set of reforms to the Government’s new Universal Credit, saying that the system she inherited was not as “effective” or “compassionate” as she wanted.
Amber Rudd has signalled that a benefit freeze introduced in 2016 will not be renewed when it comes to an end next year.
The UK Government must completely halt the roll-out of universal credit to prevent it from driving people into poverty, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The next phase of the Universal Credit programme (UC) will be overhauled following widespread criticism of the extension of the flagship welfare reform.
The number of people using foodbanks in Aberdeen has soared by 50% since the summer.
The UK Government’s Help to Save scheme gives people an extra 50p for every £1 they save up to £2,400 – meaning they could get £1,200 free.
The number of people looking for work in Aberdeen has fallen by 9% compared with last year, new figures suggest.
A controversial new benefit will be officially rolled out across Aberdeen tomorrow.
Preparations are under way for the roll-out of a benefit which has previously led to a rise in the number of people applying for crisis loans.
A new benefit set to be fully rolled out across the city next month could lead to an increased risk of owing rent, according to a new report.
Job prospects in the north-east are looking up, according to new statistics.
Foodbanks in the north-east are struggling to meet demand – and say school summer holidays and Universal Credit are to blame.
The number of people claiming benefits and seeking work in Aberdeen has fallen – and 50 more jobs are up for grabs in the coming weeks.
A North-east MP has said serious concerns remain about the roll-out of Universal Credit.
A report shows changes to benefit payments could hit people in the Granite City by nearly £30 million a year.
An Aberdeen man says he will be unable to feed himself after he received just a penny of benefits for a month.