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Benefits claimants underpaid millions 17th November 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42012116

New universal credit claimants 'will get no money before Christmas' 16th November 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/16/new-universal-credit-claimants-will-get-no-money-before-christmas

A landmark study has linked Tory austerity to 120,000 deaths 15th November 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/tory-austerity-deaths-study-report-people-die-social-care-government-policy-a8057306.html

Protestors campaign outside MP’s office over Universal Credit 10th November 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WB1T0MeRRo

Universal Discredit: How Britain’s welfare system is actually plunging people further into poverty 9th November 2017

https://www.rt.com/uk/409365-universal-credit-poverty-benefits/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Third of NI DLA claimants' benefits stopped 8th November 2017

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-northern-ireland-41907828

Government urged to lift housing benefits cap as 1 million families face homelessness 3rd November 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/housing-benefits-cap-government-urged-lift-families-homelessness-a8036236.html

400,000 more children will grow up in poverty if Tory tax & welfare policies continue - IFS 2nd November 2017

https://www.rt.com/uk/408608-child-poverty-tory-welfare/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Universal credit’s hidden cut pushes disabled people into poverty 31st October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/31/universal-credit-pushing-disabled-people-into-poverty?CMP=share_btn_tw

UNIVERSAL CREDIT NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE IN 21ST CENTURY BRITAIN 31st October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRDSbZgzDs

99.5 per cent decrease in people receiving state help to appeal benefits changes after legal aid cuts 31st October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/legal-aid-cuts-benefits-cases-state-help-dla-esa-ministry-justice-disability-living-allowance-a8028936.html

Universal credit ‘penalises the self-employed’ report warns 29th October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/29/universal-credit-penalises-the-self-employed-report-warns?CMP=share_btn_fb

Nine Scottish councils spend £8million undoing damage caused by Universal Credit 26th October 2017

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/nine-scottish-councils-spend-8million-11410408

We all knew the Tories’ housing benefit cap was morally bankrupt, but it turns out it made no economic sense either 25th October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/housing-benefit-cap-u-turn-theresa-may-never-made-economic-sense-a8019916.html

The Tory in charge of Universal Credit failed to turn up to an emergency debate 24th October 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/wheres-david-gauke-tory-charge-11400282?111

Universal credit behind rising rent arrears and food bank use, 'guinea pig' councils say 23rd October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/23/universal-credit-sending-rent-arrears-and-food-bank-use-soaring-councils-say?CMP=share_btn_fb

Rethink on housing benefit cap for elderly and vulnerable 21st October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/21/government-uturn-expected-on-housing-benefit-cap-after-protests?CMP=share_btn_fb

Two-thirds of disabled Scots classed as 'fit for work' by DWP are genuinely ill 19th October 2017

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsscotland/two-thirds-of-disabled-scots-classed-as-fit-for-work-by-dwp-are-genuinely-ill/ar-AAtKl2E?ocid=sf

'My five-year-old searched bins for food' Welcome to Tory Britain 19th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtKByJ3sgXU

Policy director: "Universal Credit's meant to make work pay but it's not doing that" 19th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw3Wluh5wEw

"4mn Britons having difficulties paying bills" 18th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNa3vzmHodE

Government humiliated as commons votes overwhelmingly to pause Universal Credit 18th October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/universal-credit-stopped-paused-vote-government-defeat-commons-mp-a8007706.html

Thousands left waiting more than TEN WEEKS for bungled Universal Credit benefits 18th October 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/thousands-left-waiting-more-ten-11362098

Universal Credit helpline charges will be scrapped, David Gauke announces 18th October 2017

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/18/universal-credit-helpline-charges-will-scrapped-david-gauke/

Two-child limit on benefit claims to be challenged in court 17th October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/17/two-child-limit-on-benefit-claims-to-be-challenged-in-court?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

DWP accused of concealing information critical of Universal Credit 16th October 2017

http://www.24housing.co.uk/news/dwp-accused-of-concealing-information-critical-of-universal-credit/#.WeTWv_DiVUk.facebook

One council sums up the problems with Universal Credit: 92% of tenants getting it are in rent arrears 16th October 2017

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2017/10/16/one-council-sums-problems-universal-credit-92-tenants-getting-rent-arrears/

The DWP has caused so many deaths it should be forced to submit to outside regulation 15th October 2017

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/10/15/the-dwp-has-caused-so-many-deaths-it-should-be-forced-to-submit-to-outside-regulation/

The warped logic of making the poor pay more 15th October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/15/the-warped-logic-of-making-the-poor-pay-more

'Poverty, hunger and suicidal despair': A whistleblower reveals the chaos at the heart of the universal credit system 14th October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/universal-credit-system-whistleblower-benefits-poverty-suffering-vulnerable-claimants-hunger-chaos-a7998731.html

Our social security has been redesigned. It’s now a welfare deterrent 12th October 2017

https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/our-social-security-has-been-re-designed-its-now-a-welfare-deterrent/

People should run through fields of stinging nettles naked for their benefits 12th October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/universal-credit-benefits-system-rollout-theresa-may-conservatives-impace-claimants-a7997341.html

The parliamentary debate into the UN report on a UK "human catastrophe" for disabled people 12th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLBbcOQ6us

Universal Credit is "driving up debt, poverty and homelessness" 12th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1HcVF0oLI

UK state should pay for housing, food, transport and internet, says report 11th October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/11/uk-universal-basic-services-jonathan-portes

Allen: "6 week wait for Universal Credit doesn't work" 11th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkr12TC_hmE

24% of Universal Credit claimants wait more than 6 weeks to be assessed 9th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLnvUHEI4-4

Government warned Universal Credit could render claimants 'homeless by Christmas' 9th October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/universal-credit-homeless-christmas-david-gauke-a7991501.html

'Desperately deluded' Tory ministers refuse to halt cruel benefits shake-up 9th October 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/desperately-deluded-tory-ministers-refuse-11313906

Blind from birth and epileptic but Government says she's fit to work 9th October 2017

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/blind-birth-epileptic-unable-leave-13737805

Half a million people driven into poverty by benefit freeze 9th October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefits-freeze-uk-half-a-million-people-poverty-government-lift-welfare-changes-a7990036.html

If in any doubt about what life under a Tory Government really means.. 8th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCY3Cq4aFPc

Tory Ex-PM has called Universal Credit 'socially unfair and unforgiving' 8th October 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ex-pm-john-major-branded-11307118

Tories Out - Protesting Austerity from Outside the Barricades in Manchester 7th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Qd8KJgles

Halt universal credit or rough sleepers will double, says Burnham 6th October 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/06/halt-universal-credit-rough-sleepers-double-andy-burnham?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Charlotte Hughes "Theresa May's Policies Are Killing The Poor, The Sick & The Disabled." 5th October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJwfGFeZIpM

Universal Credit - the challenges 3rd October 2017

https://www.facebook.com/BBCPolitics/videos/1589306107799117/

Anger as universal credit WILL be rolled out over Christmas 3rd October 2017

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-universal-credit-rolled-out-13707050

Universal Credit 'to roll out nationwide' 2nd October 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-gauke-universal-credit-benefits-tory-rebellion-conference-a7976716.html

The Chancellor Philip Hammond discussing Universal Credit on BBC Breakfast 2nd October 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgeWirXhigw

How are people going to eat? 1st October 2017

https://www.facebook.com/DurhamMiners/videos/vb.1513062698943812/1906262299623848/?type=2&theater

Government welfare guru: 'New benefit system makes my hair stand on end' 29th September 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-system-rollout-tory-mps-call-halt-government-concerns-impact-claimants-david-gauke-a7973516.html

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit: changes to the Work Capability Assessment from 29th September 2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employment-and-support-allowance-and-universal-credit-changes-to-the-work-capability-assessment/employment-and-support-allowance-and-universal-credit-changes-to-the-work-capability-assessment-from-29-september-2017

Universal Credit is 'putting people in poverty' 29th September 2017

http://news.sky.com/story/universal-credit-is-putting-people-in-poverty-charities-warn-11058468

Newcastle was used for an experiment with Universal Credit and it was a disaster 26th September 2017

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-chosen-experiment-universal-credit-13678672

MPs challenge rollout of UK’s universal credit benefits system 24th September 2017

https://www.ft.com/content/b68be35e-a12d-11e7-9e4f-7f5e6a7c98a2?mc_cid=31f7d549d1&mc_eid=5acef3d5b6

Universal credit is a shambles because the poor are ignored 23rd September 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/23/universal-credit-shambles-because-pooor-are-ignored

Foodbanks demand Tories halt regime that cuts off people's benefits for months 22nd September 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/britains-biggest-foodbank-charity-demands-11217856#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Brain-damaged tetraplegic woman has benefits stopped and told to ‘start looking for work’ by DWP 18th September 2017

https://evolvepolitics.com/tetraplegic-woman-has-benefits-stopped-and-is-told-to-start-looking-for-work/

4 out of 5 people transferred onto new Tory Universal Credit benefit are now facing eviction
shocking new CAB report shows 17th September 2017

http://evolvepolitics.com/4-out-of-5-people-transferred-onto-new-tory-universal-credit-benefit-are-now-facing-eviction-shocking-new-cab-report-shows/

Universal credit is in 'total disarray', says Labour 15th September 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/15/universal-credit-total-disarray-labour?CMP=twt_gu

MPs to probe Theresa May's brutal war on poor and disabled in Scotland 14th September 2017

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mps-probe-theresa-mays-brutal-11166605

Cruel Tory benefit assessments are making severely ill people's health worse, says shocking report 14th September 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/cruel-tory-benefit-assessments-making-11166619#ICID=sharebar_facebook

Universal Credit roll-out could be ‘catastrophic’, say Citizens Advice 10th September 2017

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/work/news/88861/universal-credit-roll-out-could-be-%E2%80%98catastrophic

Two million UK families face £50-a-week cut in income 9th September 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/09/two-million-uk-families-face-50-pound-week-cut-income

More than 84% of those set to lose £50 a week or more are households with children, either lone parents or couples. Almost two-thirds of them are working households, despite claims from ministers that they wish to create a welfare system that encourages work.

Don't worry about #Marr watch this two minute Paper Review ? 9th September 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHqG0ccDbUA

Universal Credit was supposed to help those out of work not crush families 7th September 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/universal-credit-supposed-help-those-11130094?ICID=FB_mirror_main

Universal basic income may be adopted in Scotland providing a weekly cash payment for life 7th September 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/universal-basic-income-scotland-week-cash-payment-life-nicola-sturgeon-first-minister-snp-a7934131.html

Britain is no longer a civilised country – the UN’s disability report confirms it 7th September 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/07/britain-no-longer-civilised-un-disability-report

Why Kate and Will's third child has sparked anger on behalf of women up and down the country 5th September 2017

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/kate-wills-third-child-sparked-11111559

Ellen Clifford from DPAC London speaks to RT UK 4th September 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=196&v=YTr3_wLWGPo

Poverty is the enemy of good mental health. Why do Tories increase it? 3rd September 2017

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/09/03/poverty-is-the-enemy-of-good-mental-health-why-do-tories-increase-it/

UN Tory Govt failure to uphold disabled people's rights described as "Utterly Shameful" 1st September 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJhFGQo79PU

DWP ignores calls from 20 leading charities to pause Universal Credit roll out in Scotland 31st August 2017

http://www.thenational.scot/politics/15508299.DWP_ignores_calls_from_20_leading_charities_to_pause_Universal_Credit_roll_out_in_Scotland/

UN attacks British government for failing to protect disabled peoples' rights 31st August 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/un-disabled-rights-uk-government-denounced-criticised-united-nations-austerity-policies-a7923006.html

Universal credit has caused untold hardship. But the worst is yet to come 31st August 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/31/universal-credit-broken-expanding-conservatives-welfare-reform?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=fb_cif#link_time=1504163628

Family crippled by Tory benefits cap housed in 'filthy' B&B hotel dubbed 'the worst in Scotland' 30th August 2017

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/family-crippled-tory-benefits-cap-11078347

Ann found herself £400 short on the £825 monthly rent - It’s costing the council £440 a week to place a family in homeless accommodation.

Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' 30th August 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/30/poundland-work-free-government-scheme-dwp?CMP=share_btn_fb

DWP spends £39m defending decisions to strip benefits from sick and disabled people 29th August 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-disabled-people-benefits-legal-action-lose-government-work-pensions-department-frank-field-mp-a7886166.html

DWP 'has secret target to reject 80 per cent of benefit appeals' 17th May 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-benefit-appeals-target-reject-80-per-cent-outrageous-pip-jobseekers-allowance-department-work-a7740101.html

DWP 'tells disability benefits assessors to discriminate against people with mental health conditions' 14th March 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-mental-health-discrimination-pip-cuts-mobility-mind-a7629866.html

DWP’s fit-to-work tests ‘cause permanent damage to mental health’, study finds 13th March 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/fit-to-work-wca-tests-mental-health-dwp-work-capability-assessment-benefits-esa-pip-a7623686.html

'30,000 excess deaths in 2015 linked to cuts in health and social care' 20th February 2017

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-02-20-30000-excess-deaths-2015-linked-cuts-health-and-social-care

Shadow chancellor backs calls to prosecute Iain Duncan Smith over WCA deaths 26th May 2016

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/shadow-chancellor-backs-calls-to-prosecute-iain-duncan-smith-over-wca-deaths/

Former DWP ministers could face police investigation over fit-to-work tests 9th May 2016

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/iain-duncan-smith-police-assessing-possible-investigation-into-dwp-ministers-over-fit-to-work-tests-a7020471.html

Tory Murders 8th February 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI1DLh9tJw0&feature=share

Treasury pays out £11 billion a year in benefits and tax credits to the 22% of the UK workforce who are paid less than the living wage 13th April 2015

http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/13/supermarkets-pay-workers-so-little-the-government-has-to-chip-in-1bn-a-year-5148380/

Are the Governments benefit policies legal or in violation of international laws which ensure people are kept out of poverty?

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/arethegovernmentsbenefitpolicieslegalorinviolationofinternationallaws

whichensurepeoplearekeptoutofpoverty3rdjuly2014.htm

Taxpayers fund benefits for 400,000 immigrants 10th March 2014

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/taxpayersfundbenefitsfor400000immigrants10thmarch2014.htm

Charging for benefit tribunals shows ‘contempt for people in poverty’ 24th February 2014

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/chargingforbenefittribunalsshowscontemptforpeopleinpoverty24thfebruary2014.htm

Cameron reported to United Nations over benefit cuts 17th January 2014

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/cameronreportedtounitednationsoverbenefitcuts17thjanuary2014.htm

Universal Credit will be a national disaster 24th August 2013

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/universalcreditwillbeanationaldisaster24thaugust2013.htm

Iain Duncan Smith admits 'crisis' over immigrants claiming benefits 25th March 2013

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/iainduncansmithadmitscrisisoverimmigrantsclaimingbenefits25thmarch2013.htm

Is it right' to apply the spare room subsidy retrospectively? 16th March 2013

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/isitrighttoapplythespareroomsubsidyretrospectively16thmarch2013.htm

Bedroom tax 'in chaos' after Iain Duncan Smith announces exemptions 12th March 2013

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/bedroomtaxinchaosafteriainduncansmithannouncesexemptions12thmarch2013.htm

Tories' forced work outlawed: Court of Appeal rules "workfare" schemes are illegal 13th February 2013

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/workfare-ruled-illegal-court-appeal-1705844

Relationship Between the Welfare State and Crime 2nd August 1995

https://www.cato.org/publications/congressional-testimony/relationship-between-welfare-state-crime

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/sanctions.htm

http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/benefits.htm

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