universal credit

Government urged to scrap 'nasty' two-child limit on benefits

Government urged to scrap 'nasty' two-child limit on benefits

Figures show nearly 600,000 children are adversely affected by policyCampaigners have called for the government to scrap the “nasty” two-child limit on benefits after the latest official figures
Government urged to scrap 'nasty' two-child limit on benefits

Government urged to scrap 'nasty' two-child limit on benefits

Figures show nearly 600,000 children are adversely affected by policyCampaigners have called for the government to scrap the “nasty” two-child limit on benefits after the latest official figures
Mum has just £2.60 to feed her children with after benefits ‘error’
Amber Rudd's departure from DWP is bound to be deeply destabilising

Amber Rudd's departure from DWP is bound to be deeply destabilising

Resignation comes at time department faces myriad problems of policies Amber Rudd’s departure from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) brings to six the number of secretaries of state it has
Single mum can only afford £1 pizzas for her children as £920 wage doesn’t pay childcare bills

Single mum can only afford £1 pizzas for her children as £920 wage doesn’t pay childcare bills

Kimberley Hill feeds her children £1 pizzas first then lives on whatever leftovers there might be.
The Guardian view on universal credit: Labour’s plan makes sense | Editorial

The Guardian view on universal credit: Labour’s plan makes sense | Editorial

The underlying problem with the flagship Tory policy is the idea that claimants need to change. Could a new government turn this on its head?The shocking failings of universal credit are justly blamed
Tory policy announcements: duplicity and hyperbole | Letters

Tory policy announcements: duplicity and hyperbole | Letters

Guardian readers discuss the Conservative party conference, and the party’s political legacy so farDescribing the chancellor’s speech as “hyperbole that crumbles under scrutiny” is a kind way of
Tory policy announcements: duplicity and hyperbole | Letters

Tory policy announcements: duplicity and hyperbole | Letters

Guardian readers discuss the Conservative party conference, and the party’s political legacy so farDescribing the chancellor’s speech as “hyperbole that crumbles under scrutiny” is a kind way of
Mum dying of brain cancer ‘no longer ill enough’ for PIP payments

Mum dying of brain cancer ‘no longer ill enough’ for PIP payments

‘That money may not have been much but I’m dying of cancer and it gave me the freedom to make some memories with my son.'
Benefit fraudster who swindled £16,000 spared jail so children don’t live in poverty

Benefit fraudster who swindled £16,000 spared jail so children don’t live in poverty

The judge said her children would 'suffer most' if she was put behind bars.
End of four-year benefit freeze in 2020 ‘will not raise living standards’

End of four-year benefit freeze in 2020 ‘will not raise living standards’

Working-age benefits will rise by 1.7% from April next year.
‘I have a daughter to bring up and I’m struggling to survive’

‘I have a daughter to bring up and I’m struggling to survive’

Jason Cordingley, 38, on how he has battled to make ends meet and now hopes to move into teachingName: Jason Cordingley Age: 38 Income: Occasional part -time casual work plus rent support Occupation: