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The next stage in the change to Universal Credit could lead to a big increase in the use of foodbanks, anti-poverty campaigners have warned.
The civil servant in charge of the Universal Credit rollout has admitted support for claimants has not been effective, as responsibility was handed to the charity sector.
One in six top-tier councils are not providing vital welfare services devolved to them just as the sector’s budget cuts hit hard.
Council leaders have welcomed the announcement that supported housing will be funded through housing benefit.
Over two thirds of local authorities surveyed said they had difficulties finding social housing for homeless people last year, new report reveals.
A ‘design flaw’ in Universal Credit is leaving self-employed workers at a financial disadvantage, new research has warned today.
The latest homelessness figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation is just under 79,000.
One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under Universal Credit (UC) proposals, a children’s charity has warned.
The rollout of Universal Credit (UC) must be paused, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has urged.