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Jane Goodier

Universal Credit applicants left without income for six weeks

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Local food banks are currently seeking to increase their supplies (some up to an extra 15 tonnes) in order to prepare for more demand following the hardship being caused by new Universal Credit applications. Ministers have already called on the...

Homelessness this Christmas

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Sadly it is estimated that at least 117,000 children are set to be homeless this Christmas and in temporary accommodation in England. The Department for Communities and Local Government have pledged to invest £550m in an attempt to tackle...

Government introduces a new cap on benefits

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The Government has introduced a new benefit cap to limit the income which households receive in certain benefits. It has been condemned by some campaigners and unions as it is felt the most vulnerable people in society will be largely affected, in...