Many people are suffering from cuts in Universal Credit and increases in Council Tax. If you are suffering hardship, see this article which gives advice.
Read this article describing the rules for Universal Credit back-payments.
A benefits cheat who stole over one-half million pounds given 1,344 years to repay from Universal Credit payments. Full story here.
DWP confirm that Rishi Sunak will review the cancellation of the temporary Universal Credit uplift scheduled to end in April 2021 in this article.
Read this article about how Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) raised Universal Credit by £20 last April but did not raise Employment Support Allowance (ESA) to match.
Read this story about a mum who is in serious financial difficulties and now faces a reduction of £20 in Universal Credit payments.
The Chancellor’s spending review has resulted in a change in Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules, branded by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) as a “kick in the teeth”. Read the full story here.
Read this article explaining that you need to apply now for Universal Credit to receive it before Christmas.
Read this article explaining what the Flexible Support Fund is and how it works alongside Universal Credit.
Read this story explaining how some Universal Credit claimants will not get Winter Fuel payments automatically.