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Many Universal Credit claimants are losing hundreds of pounds each year because their payday falls too close to their assessment date, a charity has revealed.
A group of housing organisations yesterday warned that Universal Credit is ‘flawed’ and is causing debt, suffering and hardship for millions.
Nearly four million older people are being denied access to key benefits because they do not use computers, according to campaigners.
The Government must do more to support young people who are living independently, MPs say.
MPs have called on the Government to remove the ‘cliff-edge’ in the benefit calculation that could see many carers lose their allowance.
The Government has announced it would be extending support under Universal Credit to families looking after children who might otherwise be in the care of the local authority.
A system error last Friday left around 1,000 residents of West Dunbartonshire without housing benefit.
More than 95% of the government’s housing subsidy was spent on housing benefit and support for mortgage interest, new analysis has revealed.
One and a half million more children will be in poverty by 2022 due to the Government’s austerity agenda, commission reveals.
Fewer than 4% of Scottish households eligible for council tax exemption are claiming the new benefit, research reveals.