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.
Universal Credit could have potentially “disastrous” consequences for disabled people, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.
The number of people using foodbanks in Aberdeen has soared by 50% since the summer.
Labour has defended Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to use Prime Minister’s Questions to grill Theresa May on Brexit and the fallout from Tuesday night’s votes.
Jeremy Corbyn triggered fury on the Tory benches as he accused them of labelling disabled people “scroungers” and creating a “hostile environment” for people on benefits.
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.
The roll-out of Universal Credit will mean a “significant number” of people will receive less financial support, a senior official with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has said.
Problems with Universal Credit are driving an increase in the number of emergency supplies handed out at food banks, new figures reveal.
New figures have confirmed Scottish GDP was ahead the UK in the second quarter of 2018.
Almost half of those in receipt of Universal Credit chose the Scottish Government’s alternative payment options when offered.
More Scots are being forced to ask for emergency aid to help with the cost of feeding their families and heating their homes, with six council areas across the country seeing applications for crisis grants rise by 30% or more.
A controversial new benefit will be officially rolled out across Aberdeen tomorrow.
Philip Hammond’s cash injection into Universal Credit may not be enough to keep families out of poverty, a Tory MP has warned.
Philip Hammond’s Budget will do nothing for those “massacred” by the Universal Credit welfare reforms, a veteran MP has said.
Ministers are facing fresh demands by MPs to halt the mass roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) until they can ensure no more claimants are pushed “over the edge” and into debt.
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has acknowledged further change is needed to the system of Universal Credit (UC) amid fresh warnings it is causing “unacceptable” hardship to claimants.
Universal Credit is causing unacceptable hardship for many of its claimants, according to a report from a public spending watchdog.
Tens of thousands of cancer patients, including many who are terminally ill, will face further “hardship, stress and anxiety” if they are forced to transfer to Universal Credit (UC), a leading charity has warned.
A Scottish Conservative MSP has defended welfare reforms, claiming those who do not work “cannot have as many children as they like”.
The roll-out of Universal Credit across the country is an “unfolding disaster” which will have a “severe” impact on the most vulnerable, the Scottish First Minister has said.
Single mothers highlighted the challenges they face on Universal Credit when they faced MPs in Parliament on Wednesday.
The impact of Universal Credit is a “women’s human rights issue”, a single mother has told MPs.