Economy: May Faces Universal Credit Woes

Angela Rayner has done a lot in her short time as a shadow minister and forcing 2 crucial votes on Universal Credit was nothing short of fantastic. However, as Stephen Bush explains, this could be the least of Theresa May's worries. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/welfare/2018/03/conservatives-are-heading-trouble-over-universal-credit

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Economy: Child Poverty Disappears…

...from the DWP's estimates in regards to Universal Credit. In 2010 a white paper said the government's plans would lift 350,000 children out of poverty, now there is no estimation. http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/10/26/dwp-quietly-drops-universal-credit-child-poverty-forecast

Universal Credit: 6 Weeks is too Long to Wait

Ruth Lister is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University, sits on the National Advisory Panel of CLASS (Centre for Labour & Social Studies), and is a Labour Peer. Here she writes of the damage caused by making claimants wait 6 weeks to claim UC. http://classonline.org.uk/blog/item/6-week-wait-for-universal-credit-is-not-a-delay-its-a-deliberate-and-damagi

Housing: Landlords Against Universal Credit

The National Landlords Association has called on the government to delay the implementation of further Universal Credits roll out after a poll suggested that 4 out of 5 landlords would deny those on universal credit access to their properties. https://www.localgov.co.uk/Four-out-of-five-landlords-would-refuse-to-rent-to-Universal-Credit-tenants/44018 Are you, or is someone you know, being affected by these government plans? Please let … Continue reading Housing: Landlords Against Universal Credit