BBC Journalist Michael Buchanan describes the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) continued denials that Universal Credit isn’t working like “trying to talk to some sort of flat earth movement.”
An excerpt from my article on the Statesman website. My diary of two weeks on Universal Credit
While Scotland and Wales see rises in the number of computers in libraries, England see’s a dramatic fall of 3000. Austerity isn’t working.
Article exposing the pattern of increased foodbank use after Universal credit is introduced to an area
Up to 2.6 million could lose out on free school meals by 2022 due to Universal Credit.
Hugh Grant gives the #FoodBankChallenge a boost again by donating to Airdrie Foodbank. Read more.
Trussell Trust year end report makes for stark reading. Foodbanks UK wide are running out and need our help and High Grant comes to the aid of another foodbank.
A four-year study by University of Kent lecturer Ben Baumberg Geiger & the Demos cross party think tank, has found that disabled claimants receiving Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA), were 26-53% more likely to be sanctioned than claimants who were not.In just ten years they found that; disabled people have been hit with OVER 1 million sanctions.