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Universal Credit to hit thousands of cancer patients who face ‘waiting weeks for support’

Macmillan Cancer Support has blasted the 'hardship' that Universal Credit could pose to patients including those with incurable illnesses Macmillan Cancer Support claims terminally ill patients will ... read more

Halt Universal Credit roll-out to avoid plunging thousands of families into debt, writes Sir Vince Cable

Ministers should halt the Universal Credit roll-out to avoid plunging tens of thousands hard-up families ... Debt-ridden claimants must wait six weeks (five from early 2018) for their first payment, ... read more

Escalation of Universal Credit rollout in UK threatens millions more with poverty

In the days since the Universal Credit (UC ... Up to 100,000 children face an annual loss of £1,000 under the system. Thousands of people have been thrust overnight into abject poverty due to the fact ... read more

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Tories' Universal Credit policy to leave 10,000 Scots penniless this Christmas

The new benefit has a five-week waiting time built in which means anyone claiming today will not get support until the New Year. Ten thousand Scots will be left penniless at Christmas after being ... read more

Universal Credit: DWP should pay compensation for late payments, report declares

The major policy shift could have helped hundreds of thousands ... of Universal Credit claimants did not receive their first payment on time and in full. The standard waiting time for the benefit, ... read more

More than 17,000 sick and disabled people have died while waiting for welfare benefits, figures show

One in four (4,330) of those who died were suffering from a form of cancer ... should be able to get support. “Sadly this appalling situation is set to get even worse with the waiting times for first ... read more

Universal Credit shambles meant I couldn’t even afford to bury my husband

“I could have had a paupers’ funeral but that wasn’t something I could face ... rather than waiting weeks for their first payment. But it's a loan which means the repayments will be automatically ... read more

GP receptionist's hilarious Facebook rant about 'moaning' patients becomes online hit

The receptionist earned a lot of support ... long waiting times at the NHS. 'Too often taxpayers' money is thrown at the NHS without any thought given to the long-term solutions,' he said. HOW MANY ... read more

Calls for universal benefits system rollout to be halted as IT shambles forces vulnerable into hardship

Calls have been made for the rollout of universal credit ... people left waiting by the system often did not pursue the delay or error. She said: “It was as if they sensed the system was unhelpful and ... read more

The Dizzying Journey to a New Cancer Arsenal

In an exhilarating 6 weeks in the summer ... by drug regulators. Three patients, two of them still in remission today, proved to be the tipping point that June had imagined. Two years later, nearly ... read more

Landlords issue stark warning over universal credit as two thirds see tenants fall into debt

Almost two thirds of private landlords have seen tenants receiving universal credit fall into rent arrears, new research shows, amid growing concern the new benefit system is pushing people into ... read more

UN slams British government's 'mean-spirited approach' to the poor

If current policies towards low income working people and others living in poverty are maintained in the face of these developments ... supports people instead of punishing them.' Universal Credit ... read more

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