DWP leaves disabled people living in fear

A new legal challenge has revealed how many disabled people have been subjected to months of invasive checks following being tagged as potential benefit fraudsters by an algorithm the government hasn’t shown yet

Tories set to end support for workers struggling under pandemic

The Conservative government are set to end both the furlough scheme and Universal Credit uplift on 30 September, in an attempt to further shift the burden of the Coronavirus pandemic off of the government and onto workers. The planned end to support this autumn would see the 1.9 million people still on furlough having to return to work, while those on Universal Credit would lose the £20 a week uplift brought in earlier in the pandemic.

Universal Credit £20 uplift to end

At the end of September, the Covid Universal Credit boost of £20 a week will be removed. Confirmed by work and pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey, the Tories have been undeterred by pervasive public and cross-party opposition to the move.