A committee of MPs has called for an urgent reassessment of the Government’s benefit sanctions regime, warning that the current system appears to be “pointlessly cruel” to some claimants.
Almost half of those in receipt of Universal Credit chose the Scottish Government’s alternative payment options when offered.
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.
A benefits assessment centre in Belfast was closed on Wednesday because dozens of people held a protest outside.
The impact of Universal Credit is a “women’s human rights issue”, a single mother has told MPs.
An extra £1.67 billion is to be paid to tens of thousands of disabled benefit claimants after years of underpayments, the Government has revealed.
Universal Credit is a “modern day digital workhouse” that needs to be stopped, according to a Labour MP.
The Government is facing a benefits bill of more than £1.5 billion after underpaying tens of thousands of disabled claimants, newly released documents show.
A kebab shop owner has admitted scamming Dundee City Council of more than £17,000 by pretending to be a part-time employee of the business in order to claim benefits.