A million more children in poverty by 2022

A million more children in poverty by 2022. The legacy of this Tory Government, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and make no mistake, families in the Highlands are feeling it. Over half of those in poverty live in working households. Parents should not be going to work day in, day out only to be unable to feed their children or heat their home. E...
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Universal Credit delivers 82% increase in housing arrears

DREW HENDRY  MP CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE HALT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLL OUT New figures have emerged showing that rent arrears resulting from Universal Credits have increased from £387,040 to £704,347 since September 2016. The staggering 82% increase in housing arrears is as a direct result of the introduction of Universal Credits. The changes affect anyone in receipt of a benefi...
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Universal Credit Rollout & Job Centre Closures must be stopped

IMPACT OF TORY SOCIAL POLICIES ON LOW-INCOME FAMILIES DEBATED AT WESTMINSTER The Scottish National Party will today (Tuesday) call on the UK Government to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit and planned Jobcentre closures in Glasgow in light of the combined impact Tory social policies are having on low income households. The roll-out of the Tories’ flagship Universal Cr...
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Backlog of universal credit claims

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to deal with the backlog of universal credit claims; and what support there will be in December 2016 for people waiting for such claims. There is no backlog of Universal Credit claims. Where claims are delayed this is due to more information being required from the customer. Claimants i...
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