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UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT - The outpouring of anger and frustration at the removal of the £20 a week uplift is simply unprecedented. Hundreds and hundreds of organisations on the newsfeeds that we subscribe to are calling for this £20 per week uplift to b...

ECONOMICS - History repeats itself says Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist of Capital Economics. Fuel shortages, tax increases and a whiff of stagflation have prompted comparisons between the economic situation today and that of ...

Fraud On the Rise in The UK

Wednesday 29 September, 2021

HOW TO KEEP YOUR BANK DETAILS SAFE - Banking trade body UK Finance has described the level of fraud in the UK as a ‘national security threat’, with criminals stealing up to £4m a day from Brits in the first half of the year. As a result, a new ‘...

US Eviction Moratorium Ends

Tuesday 28 September, 2021

US EVICTION MORATORIUM ENDS - Starting Friday, the first day of October, Californians will no longer be guaranteed up to two extra weeks of paid sick leave for Covid-19 illnesses, and, for the first time in more than a year, landlords will be ab...

BROADBAND - A new scheme to help jobseekers has been launched.  Jobseekers claiming Universal Credit are now able to claim six months' free fibre-optic broadband from TalkTalk, thanks to a new government scheme that launched today. Jobcentre wor...

UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT - “I have every sympathy for people who are finding it tough," Boris Johnson said, but any uplift has "got to come out of some people’s pockets.” Ignoring of course that people have paid into the system for years (Editor Not...

DISABILITY BENEFITS - The BBC have reported that 287,000 people won a tribunal appeal in the last three years with most appeals centred on PIP (Personal Independence Payments). That represents a sucess rate of seven out of ten people who appealed. Tr...

UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT - Further pressure has been piled on to the callous UK Tory government after Baroness Ruth Davidson described plans to cut Universal Credit as the ‘wrong thing to do’. During an appearance on Peston, the former Sco...

Rough Sleeping is Growing Massively

Thursday 16 September, 2021

ROUGH SLEEPING - Figures show the number of households assessed as rough sleeping across England have soared by 39.4% in the past year, up from 8,310 to 11,580. Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who this week held a House of Commons debate on rou...

BORIS GETS MAULED - Kier Starmer takes Boris Johnson to task. Boris gets absolutely savaged.  We have since added this from the BBC:     Claims about Universal Credit fact-checked By Reality Check teamBBC News IMAGE SOURCE,UK PARLIAMEN...

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