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People who can’t afford to self-isolate should ‘access Universal Credit’

People who can’t afford to self-isolate should ‘access Universal Credit’

Many people are employed in roles which are impossible to do from home and may face losing out on two weeks of wages Read full article: People who can’t afford to self-isolate ...→

Credit card and loan lending set to plummet - how this will affect you

Credit card and loan lending set to plummet - how this will affect you

CREDIT card and personal loan borrowing is set to rapidly decline as a result of the lockdown crisis, according to forecasts. Read full article: Credit card and loan lending set to plum...→

Thousands of workers missing out on up to £21k Universal Credit - how to claim

Thousands of workers missing out on up to £21k Universal Credit - how to claim

THOUSANDS of low paid workers are missing out on Universal Credit payments and support with housing costs worth up to £21,000. Brits are now being urged to che [...] Read full article: Thousands of workers missing out on up t...→

Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the UK and claiming Universal Credit

Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the UK and claiming Universal Credit

Controversial 'runaway ISIS bride' Natalie Bracht was repatriated to the UK from Germany in April amid the coronavirus crisis and is said to be claiming Univer [...] Read full article: Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the...→

Universal Credit UK: How much a person receives each month is dependent on these factors

Universal Credit UK: How much a person receives each month is dependent on these factors

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a vital living support payment for millions of Britons. However, the amount people can expect to receive is likely to vary dependent on a n [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: How much a person r...→

Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will change this month – who’s affected revealed

Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will change this month – who’s affected revealed

UNIVERSAL CREDIT payments are usually paid once a month into a designated bank, building society or credit union account. Following the initial payment, claima [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will ...→

Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulting' Eat Out to Help Out flaw

Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulting' Eat Out to Help Out flaw

EXCLUSIVE: A woman, who survives on just £370 a month on Universal Credit, said the scheme is supporting Britain's multi-billion-pound corporations instead of [...] Read full article: Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulti...→

Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights

Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights

Help may be available for those who are self-isolating after returning from mainland Spain, the Canaries and the Balearics Read full article: Can you get Universal Credit while in ho...→

How often is Universal Credit paid and can you change it? These are the rules

How often is Universal Credit paid and can you change it? These are the rules

Universal Credit is a welfare scheme that is replacing six existing benefits and if you can't manage on the usual way it is paid, there is way of changing this Read full article: How often is Universal Credit paid and c...→

14 major changes to Universal Credit recommended to DWP

14 major changes to Universal Credit recommended to DWP

A raft of changes have been recommended for Universal Credit - here's what it could mean for you Read full article: 14 major changes to Universal Credit rec...→

Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘failing millions’ - DWP urged to make changes

Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘failing millions’ - DWP urged to make changes

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a vital living support payment for millions of Britons, however concern has been expressed that claimants are being let down by the way it [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘...→

Universal Credit 'failing millions' and needs radical reform, report claims

Universal Credit 'failing millions' and needs radical reform, report claims

Study states that the design of the welfare system is responsible for "soaring rent arrears and the use of food banks" Read full article: Universal Credit 'failing millions' and ...→

DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and state pension payments to alter soon – full details

DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and state pension payments to alter soon – full details

DWP PROVIDES a number of state benefits which can have some variation in their payment schedules. However, from next month a number of benefits could be paid e [...] Read full article: DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and s...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing support could prove vital to claimants

Universal Credit UK: Housing support could prove vital to claimants

UNIVERSAL CREDIT provides important financial support to many Britons, however, with the cost of housing usually a priority, extra help is at hand for claimant [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing support cou...→

Little known rule means Universal Credit claimants can get a BT package for £5

Little known rule means Universal Credit claimants can get a BT package for £5

The telecoms giant said its low-cost Basic package is part of its 'universal service commitment' and has been created in conjunction with the Department for Wo [...] Read full article: Little known rule means Universal Credit...→

France holidays on the brink as FCO issues major update ahead of 'air bridge' review

France holidays on the brink as FCO issues major update ahead of 'air bridge' review

FRANCE holidays could look quite different this year after the French government issued new advice for those heading to Paris. Now the Foreign Office (FCO) has [...] Read full article: France holidays on the brink as FCO issu...→

Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons may be able to bypass the five-week wait

Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons may be able to bypass the five-week wait

UNIVERSAL CREDIT offers eligible Britons valuable support, but there is a particular way some will be able to bypass the standard five week wait period when ma [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons...→

Universal Credit: Can you get Universal Credit while taking out a student loan?

Universal Credit: Can you get Universal Credit while taking out a student loan?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have skyrocketed throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But can you get Universal Credit while also taking out a student loan? Read full article: Universal Credit: Can you get Universal ...→

PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Credit eligibility? Check on your payments now

PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Credit eligibility? Check on your payments now

PIP, or Personal Independence Payments, is a state benefit that can be claimed by those suffering with particularly debilitating illnesses or conditions. PIP r [...] Read full article: PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Cre...→

I'm A Celebrity UK bushtucker trials to include signing up for Universal Credit

THE CHALLENGES set for celebrities in the UK-based of I'm A Celebrity will include surviving a night out in Cardiff and queuing for three hours for the tip. Read full article: I'm A Celebrity UK bushtucker trials to ...→

Universal Credit savings limit - does redundancy pay affect your benefit claim?

Universal Credit savings limit - does redundancy pay affect your benefit claim?

During the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus lockdown, many people have lost their jobs but how does redundancy payment affect earnings and savings r [...] Read full article: Universal Credit savings limit - does re...→

Universal Credit amount: What are the additional elements of Universal Credit?

Universal Credit amount: What are the additional elements of Universal Credit?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is made up of a standard allowance and any extra amounts that apply to you. What are the additional elements of Universal Credit? Read full article: Universal Credit amount: What are the ad...→

Universal Credit: How long is the assessment period for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit: How long is the assessment period for Universal Credit?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a Government benefit which is usually paid monthly, but whether you receive Universal Credit depends on how much you earn during an assessm [...] Read full article: Universal Credit: How long is the assess...→

Universal Credit UK: Some people now qualify for extra £200 - this is who is eligible

Universal Credit UK: Some people now qualify for extra £200 - this is who is eligible

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is replacing six forms of benefits, known as legacy benefits. And, following a change in the rules last month, thousands of people who move on [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Some people now qua...→

How to claim Universal Credit - the six things you'll need to apply for benefit

How to claim Universal Credit - the six things you'll need to apply for benefit

Putting in an application for Universal Credit means you need to be prepared - and here's everything you need to have to hand Read full article: How to claim Universal Credit - the six ...→

DWP told to make 14 big changes to Universal Credit - what it would mean for you

DWP told to make 14 big changes to Universal Credit - what it would mean for you

Proposals have been put forward by the House of Lords - here's how it would affect your benefit payments Read full article: DWP told to make 14 big changes to Unive...→

Brits on Universal Credit should have wait for cash slashed down to 2 weeks with new grant, Lords say

Brits on Universal Credit should have wait for cash slashed down to 2 weeks with new grant, Lords say

BRITS on Universal Credit should get their first payment after two weeks, and get to keep their extra £1000 coronavirus uplift, a powerful groups of peers dema [...] Read full article: Brits on Universal Credit should have wa...→

Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who acted against the DwP over its universal credit rules

Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who acted against the DwP over its universal credit rules

Tom Royston, at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester, acted for Sharon Pantellerisco, a single mother, in a case led by the Child Poverty Action Group. Pa [...] Read full article: Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who act...→

How August bank holiday will affect your Universal Credit or benefit payments

How August bank holiday will affect your Universal Credit or benefit payments

THE August bank holiday is just around the corner, which means a lovely long weekend for many UK workers. But for anyone who receives Universal Credit, PIP, ES [...] Read full article: How August bank holiday will affect your...→

Universal Credit hardship payments available - are you eligible for extra cash?

Universal Credit hardship payments available - are you eligible for extra cash?

The DWP has reintroduced sanctions after they were suspended during lockdown but this can leave some claimants without enough money to live on - help may be av [...] Read full article: Universal Credit hardship payments avail...→

Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible for hardship payments – check now

Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible for hardship payments – check now

UNIVERSAL Credit payments are awarded to long as the claimant commits to certain obligations which can include seeking employment or performing tasks. Usually, [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible...→

Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?

Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?

IF you’re thinking of a career change as a result of the coronavirus crisis, our welfare expert looks at whether taking out a student loan will affect your ben [...] Read full article: Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits ...→

Universal Credit claimants could get hundreds extra paid into bank account - can you?

Universal Credit claimants could get hundreds extra paid into bank account - can you?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a payment intended to help with living costs such as for those who are out of work, unable to work, or on a low income. Some claimants may [...] Read full article: Universal Credit claimants could get hun...→

Universal Credit UK: How earnings will affect your payments – could they be reduced?

Universal Credit UK: How earnings will affect your payments – could they be reduced?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT may be claimed by people who are on a particularly low income or who are out of work entirely. The amount they'll receive will depend on their [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: How earnings will a...→

2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (just about) the small electric car of choice after major update

2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (just about) the small electric car of choice after major update

This small EV was showing its age but a raft of revisions – not least a huge boost in range – keep it competitive against fierce competition Read full article: 2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (jus...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

UNIVERSAL Credit can include payments for specifically designated elements such as childcare or housing bills. This month, the rules for housing costs will cha [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payme...→

Millions of Brits could get help claiming Universal Credit with new support fund

Millions of Brits could get help claiming Universal Credit with new support fund

The Government has been told that claimants have a right to get proper help with how to claim Universal Credit and that it must devise a new fund to make sure [...] Read full article: Millions of Brits could get help claimin...→

Damning new Lords report warns universal credit is 'failing millions of people'

Damning new Lords report warns universal credit is 'failing millions of people'

Welfare delivery minister Will Quince said the government was "committed to supporting the most vulnerable" but added that the scheme is forcing too many vulne [...] Read full article: Damning new Lords report warns universal...→

Universal Credit or benefits claimants can get phone and broadband for £10/month

Universal Credit or benefits claimants can get phone and broadband for £10/month

HOUSEHOLDS on benefits, including Universal Credit, can get discounted home phone and broadband for £10 a month from BT. The scheme could be welcomed by the mi [...] Read full article: Universal Credit or benefits claimants c...→

Universal Credit calculation: How is Universal Credit calculated?

Universal Credit calculation: How is Universal Credit calculated?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a lifeline for many claimants, helping with living costs. But how is Universal Credit calculated? Read full article: Universal Credit calculation: How is Uni...→

Universal Credit one off payment: How to receive extra £149 payment

Universal Credit one off payment: How to receive extra £149 payment

UNIVERSAL CREDIT one-off payments will see millions of people receive an additional £149, which translates to an extra fortnight of pay. How do you receive the [...] Read full article: Universal Credit one off payment: How to...→

People who can’t afford to self-isolate should ‘access Universal Credit’

People who can’t afford to self-isolate should ‘access Universal Credit’

Many people are employed in roles which are impossible to do from home and may face losing out on two weeks of wages Read full article: People who can’t afford to self-isolate ...→

Universal Credit hardship payments available - are you eligible for extra cash?

Universal Credit hardship payments available - are you eligible for extra cash?

The DWP has reintroduced sanctions after they were suspended during lockdown but this can leave some claimants without enough money to live on - help may be av [...] Read full article: Universal Credit hardship payments avail...→

Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons may be able to bypass the five-week wait

Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons may be able to bypass the five-week wait

UNIVERSAL CREDIT offers eligible Britons valuable support, but there is a particular way some will be able to bypass the standard five week wait period when ma [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons...→

Thousands of workers missing out on up to £21k Universal Credit - how to claim

Thousands of workers missing out on up to £21k Universal Credit - how to claim

THOUSANDS of low paid workers are missing out on Universal Credit payments and support with housing costs worth up to £21,000. Brits are now being urged to che [...] Read full article: Thousands of workers missing out on up t...→

Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible for hardship payments – check now

Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible for hardship payments – check now

UNIVERSAL Credit payments are awarded to long as the claimant commits to certain obligations which can include seeking employment or performing tasks. Usually, [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible...→

PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Credit eligibility? Check on your payments now

PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Credit eligibility? Check on your payments now

PIP, or Personal Independence Payments, is a state benefit that can be claimed by those suffering with particularly debilitating illnesses or conditions. PIP r [...] Read full article: PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Cre...→

Universal Credit UK: How much a person receives each month is dependent on these factors

Universal Credit UK: How much a person receives each month is dependent on these factors

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a vital living support payment for millions of Britons. However, the amount people can expect to receive is likely to vary dependent on a n [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: How much a person r...→

Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?

Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?

IF you’re thinking of a career change as a result of the coronavirus crisis, our welfare expert looks at whether taking out a student loan will affect your ben [...] Read full article: Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits ...→

Universal Credit savings limit - does redundancy pay affect your benefit claim?

Universal Credit savings limit - does redundancy pay affect your benefit claim?

During the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus lockdown, many people have lost their jobs but how does redundancy payment affect earnings and savings r [...] Read full article: Universal Credit savings limit - does re...→

Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulting' Eat Out to Help Out flaw

Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulting' Eat Out to Help Out flaw

EXCLUSIVE: A woman, who survives on just £370 a month on Universal Credit, said the scheme is supporting Britain's multi-billion-pound corporations instead of [...] Read full article: Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulti...→

Universal Credit UK: How earnings will affect your payments – could they be reduced?

Universal Credit UK: How earnings will affect your payments – could they be reduced?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT may be claimed by people who are on a particularly low income or who are out of work entirely. The amount they'll receive will depend on their [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: How earnings will a...→

Universal Credit: How long is the assessment period for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit: How long is the assessment period for Universal Credit?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a Government benefit which is usually paid monthly, but whether you receive Universal Credit depends on how much you earn during an assessm [...] Read full article: Universal Credit: How long is the assess...→

How often is Universal Credit paid and can you change it? These are the rules

How often is Universal Credit paid and can you change it? These are the rules

Universal Credit is a welfare scheme that is replacing six existing benefits and if you can't manage on the usual way it is paid, there is way of changing this Read full article: How often is Universal Credit paid and c...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

UNIVERSAL Credit can include payments for specifically designated elements such as childcare or housing bills. This month, the rules for housing costs will cha [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payme...→

How to claim Universal Credit - the six things you'll need to apply for benefit

How to claim Universal Credit - the six things you'll need to apply for benefit

Putting in an application for Universal Credit means you need to be prepared - and here's everything you need to have to hand Read full article: How to claim Universal Credit - the six ...→

14 major changes to Universal Credit recommended to DWP

14 major changes to Universal Credit recommended to DWP

A raft of changes have been recommended for Universal Credit - here's what it could mean for you Read full article: 14 major changes to Universal Credit rec...→

Damning new Lords report warns universal credit is 'failing millions of people'

Damning new Lords report warns universal credit is 'failing millions of people'

Welfare delivery minister Will Quince said the government was "committed to supporting the most vulnerable" but added that the scheme is forcing too many vulne [...] Read full article: Damning new Lords report warns universal...→

Universal Credit 'failing millions' and needs radical reform, report claims

Universal Credit 'failing millions' and needs radical reform, report claims

Study states that the design of the welfare system is responsible for "soaring rent arrears and the use of food banks" Read full article: Universal Credit 'failing millions' and ...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing support could prove vital to claimants

Universal Credit UK: Housing support could prove vital to claimants

UNIVERSAL CREDIT provides important financial support to many Britons, however, with the cost of housing usually a priority, extra help is at hand for claimant [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing support cou...→

Universal Credit calculation: How is Universal Credit calculated?

Universal Credit calculation: How is Universal Credit calculated?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a lifeline for many claimants, helping with living costs. But how is Universal Credit calculated? Read full article: Universal Credit calculation: How is Uni...→

How August bank holiday will affect your Universal Credit or benefit payments

How August bank holiday will affect your Universal Credit or benefit payments

THE August bank holiday is just around the corner, which means a lovely long weekend for many UK workers. But for anyone who receives Universal Credit, PIP, ES [...] Read full article: How August bank holiday will affect your...→

France holidays on the brink as FCO issues major update ahead of 'air bridge' review

France holidays on the brink as FCO issues major update ahead of 'air bridge' review

FRANCE holidays could look quite different this year after the French government issued new advice for those heading to Paris. Now the Foreign Office (FCO) has [...] Read full article: France holidays on the brink as FCO issu...→

Credit card and loan lending set to plummet - how this will affect you

Credit card and loan lending set to plummet - how this will affect you

CREDIT card and personal loan borrowing is set to rapidly decline as a result of the lockdown crisis, according to forecasts. Read full article: Credit card and loan lending set to plum...→

Universal Credit: Can you get Universal Credit while taking out a student loan?

Universal Credit: Can you get Universal Credit while taking out a student loan?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have skyrocketed throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But can you get Universal Credit while also taking out a student loan? Read full article: Universal Credit: Can you get Universal ...→

Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the UK and claiming Universal Credit

Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the UK and claiming Universal Credit

Controversial 'runaway ISIS bride' Natalie Bracht was repatriated to the UK from Germany in April amid the coronavirus crisis and is said to be claiming Univer [...] Read full article: Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the...→

I'm A Celebrity UK bushtucker trials to include signing up for Universal Credit

THE CHALLENGES set for celebrities in the UK-based of I'm A Celebrity will include surviving a night out in Cardiff and queuing for three hours for the tip. Read full article: I'm A Celebrity UK bushtucker trials to ...→

Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will change this month – who’s affected revealed

Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will change this month – who’s affected revealed

UNIVERSAL CREDIT payments are usually paid once a month into a designated bank, building society or credit union account. Following the initial payment, claima [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will ...→

Universal Credit claimants could get hundreds extra paid into bank account - can you?

Universal Credit claimants could get hundreds extra paid into bank account - can you?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a payment intended to help with living costs such as for those who are out of work, unable to work, or on a low income. Some claimants may [...] Read full article: Universal Credit claimants could get hun...→

Universal Credit amount: What are the additional elements of Universal Credit?

Universal Credit amount: What are the additional elements of Universal Credit?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is made up of a standard allowance and any extra amounts that apply to you. What are the additional elements of Universal Credit? Read full article: Universal Credit amount: What are the ad...→

Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights

Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights

Help may be available for those who are self-isolating after returning from mainland Spain, the Canaries and the Balearics Read full article: Can you get Universal Credit while in ho...→

2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (just about) the small electric car of choice after major update

2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (just about) the small electric car of choice after major update

This small EV was showing its age but a raft of revisions – not least a huge boost in range – keep it competitive against fierce competition Read full article: 2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (jus...→

Universal Credit UK: Some people now qualify for extra £200 - this is who is eligible

Universal Credit UK: Some people now qualify for extra £200 - this is who is eligible

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is replacing six forms of benefits, known as legacy benefits. And, following a change in the rules last month, thousands of people who move on [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Some people now qua...→

Millions of Brits could get help claiming Universal Credit with new support fund

Millions of Brits could get help claiming Universal Credit with new support fund

The Government has been told that claimants have a right to get proper help with how to claim Universal Credit and that it must devise a new fund to make sure [...] Read full article: Millions of Brits could get help claimin...→

DWP told to make 14 big changes to Universal Credit - what it would mean for you

DWP told to make 14 big changes to Universal Credit - what it would mean for you

Proposals have been put forward by the House of Lords - here's how it would affect your benefit payments Read full article: DWP told to make 14 big changes to Unive...→

Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘failing millions’ - DWP urged to make changes

Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘failing millions’ - DWP urged to make changes

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a vital living support payment for millions of Britons, however concern has been expressed that claimants are being let down by the way it [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘...→

Brits on Universal Credit should have wait for cash slashed down to 2 weeks with new grant, Lords say

Brits on Universal Credit should have wait for cash slashed down to 2 weeks with new grant, Lords say

BRITS on Universal Credit should get their first payment after two weeks, and get to keep their extra £1000 coronavirus uplift, a powerful groups of peers dema [...] Read full article: Brits on Universal Credit should have wa...→

DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and state pension payments to alter soon – full details

DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and state pension payments to alter soon – full details

DWP PROVIDES a number of state benefits which can have some variation in their payment schedules. However, from next month a number of benefits could be paid e [...] Read full article: DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and s...→

Universal Credit or benefits claimants can get phone and broadband for £10/month

Universal Credit or benefits claimants can get phone and broadband for £10/month

HOUSEHOLDS on benefits, including Universal Credit, can get discounted home phone and broadband for £10 a month from BT. The scheme could be welcomed by the mi [...] Read full article: Universal Credit or benefits claimants c...→

Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who acted against the DwP over its universal credit rules

Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who acted against the DwP over its universal credit rules

Tom Royston, at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester, acted for Sharon Pantellerisco, a single mother, in a case led by the Child Poverty Action Group. Pa [...] Read full article: Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who act...→

Little known rule means Universal Credit claimants can get a BT package for £5

Little known rule means Universal Credit claimants can get a BT package for £5

The telecoms giant said its low-cost Basic package is part of its 'universal service commitment' and has been created in conjunction with the Department for Wo [...] Read full article: Little known rule means Universal Credit...→

Universal Credit one off payment: How to receive extra £149 payment

Universal Credit one off payment: How to receive extra £149 payment

UNIVERSAL CREDIT one-off payments will see millions of people receive an additional £149, which translates to an extra fortnight of pay. How do you receive the [...] Read full article: Universal Credit one off payment: How to...→

People who can’t afford to self-isolate should ‘access Universal Credit’

People who can’t afford to self-isolate should ‘access Universal Credit’

Many people are employed in roles which are impossible to do from home and may face losing out on two weeks of wages Read full article: People who can’t afford to self-isolate ...→

France holidays on the brink as FCO issues major update ahead of 'air bridge' review

France holidays on the brink as FCO issues major update ahead of 'air bridge' review

FRANCE holidays could look quite different this year after the French government issued new advice for those heading to Paris. Now the Foreign Office (FCO) has [...] Read full article: France holidays on the brink as FCO issu...→

Universal Credit hardship payments available - are you eligible for extra cash?

Universal Credit hardship payments available - are you eligible for extra cash?

The DWP has reintroduced sanctions after they were suspended during lockdown but this can leave some claimants without enough money to live on - help may be av [...] Read full article: Universal Credit hardship payments avail...→

Credit card and loan lending set to plummet - how this will affect you

Credit card and loan lending set to plummet - how this will affect you

CREDIT card and personal loan borrowing is set to rapidly decline as a result of the lockdown crisis, according to forecasts. Read full article: Credit card and loan lending set to plum...→

Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons may be able to bypass the five-week wait

Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons may be able to bypass the five-week wait

UNIVERSAL CREDIT offers eligible Britons valuable support, but there is a particular way some will be able to bypass the standard five week wait period when ma [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: This is how Britons...→

Thousands of workers missing out on up to £21k Universal Credit - how to claim

Thousands of workers missing out on up to £21k Universal Credit - how to claim

THOUSANDS of low paid workers are missing out on Universal Credit payments and support with housing costs worth up to £21,000. Brits are now being urged to che [...] Read full article: Thousands of workers missing out on up t...→

Universal Credit: Can you get Universal Credit while taking out a student loan?

Universal Credit: Can you get Universal Credit while taking out a student loan?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have skyrocketed throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But can you get Universal Credit while also taking out a student loan? Read full article: Universal Credit: Can you get Universal ...→

Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible for hardship payments – check now

Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible for hardship payments – check now

UNIVERSAL Credit payments are awarded to long as the claimant commits to certain obligations which can include seeking employment or performing tasks. Usually, [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: You may be eligible...→

Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the UK and claiming Universal Credit

Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the UK and claiming Universal Credit

Controversial 'runaway ISIS bride' Natalie Bracht was repatriated to the UK from Germany in April amid the coronavirus crisis and is said to be claiming Univer [...] Read full article: Brit 'Jihadi-bride' mum-of-9 back in the...→

PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Credit eligibility? Check on your payments now

PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Credit eligibility? Check on your payments now

PIP, or Personal Independence Payments, is a state benefit that can be claimed by those suffering with particularly debilitating illnesses or conditions. PIP r [...] Read full article: PIP UK: Will claims affect Universal Cre...→

Universal Credit UK: How much a person receives each month is dependent on these factors

Universal Credit UK: How much a person receives each month is dependent on these factors

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a vital living support payment for millions of Britons. However, the amount people can expect to receive is likely to vary dependent on a n [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: How much a person r...→

I'm A Celebrity UK bushtucker trials to include signing up for Universal Credit

THE CHALLENGES set for celebrities in the UK-based of I'm A Celebrity will include surviving a night out in Cardiff and queuing for three hours for the tip. Read full article: I'm A Celebrity UK bushtucker trials to ...→

Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?

Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?

IF you’re thinking of a career change as a result of the coronavirus crisis, our welfare expert looks at whether taking out a student loan will affect your ben [...] Read full article: Universal Credit Q&A - Will my benefits ...→

Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will change this month – who’s affected revealed

Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will change this month – who’s affected revealed

UNIVERSAL CREDIT payments are usually paid once a month into a designated bank, building society or credit union account. Following the initial payment, claima [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Payment dates will ...→

Universal Credit savings limit - does redundancy pay affect your benefit claim?

Universal Credit savings limit - does redundancy pay affect your benefit claim?

During the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus lockdown, many people have lost their jobs but how does redundancy payment affect earnings and savings r [...] Read full article: Universal Credit savings limit - does re...→

Universal Credit claimants could get hundreds extra paid into bank account - can you?

Universal Credit claimants could get hundreds extra paid into bank account - can you?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a payment intended to help with living costs such as for those who are out of work, unable to work, or on a low income. Some claimants may [...] Read full article: Universal Credit claimants could get hun...→

Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulting' Eat Out to Help Out flaw

Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulting' Eat Out to Help Out flaw

EXCLUSIVE: A woman, who survives on just £370 a month on Universal Credit, said the scheme is supporting Britain's multi-billion-pound corporations instead of [...] Read full article: Woman on Universal Credit slams 'insulti...→

Universal Credit amount: What are the additional elements of Universal Credit?

Universal Credit amount: What are the additional elements of Universal Credit?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is made up of a standard allowance and any extra amounts that apply to you. What are the additional elements of Universal Credit? Read full article: Universal Credit amount: What are the ad...→

Universal Credit UK: How earnings will affect your payments – could they be reduced?

Universal Credit UK: How earnings will affect your payments – could they be reduced?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT may be claimed by people who are on a particularly low income or who are out of work entirely. The amount they'll receive will depend on their [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: How earnings will a...→

Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights

Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights

Help may be available for those who are self-isolating after returning from mainland Spain, the Canaries and the Balearics Read full article: Can you get Universal Credit while in ho...→

Universal Credit: How long is the assessment period for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit: How long is the assessment period for Universal Credit?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a Government benefit which is usually paid monthly, but whether you receive Universal Credit depends on how much you earn during an assessm [...] Read full article: Universal Credit: How long is the assess...→

2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (just about) the small electric car of choice after major update

2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (just about) the small electric car of choice after major update

This small EV was showing its age but a raft of revisions – not least a huge boost in range – keep it competitive against fierce competition Read full article: 2020 Renault Zoe R135 review: still (jus...→

How often is Universal Credit paid and can you change it? These are the rules

How often is Universal Credit paid and can you change it? These are the rules

Universal Credit is a welfare scheme that is replacing six existing benefits and if you can't manage on the usual way it is paid, there is way of changing this Read full article: How often is Universal Credit paid and c...→

Universal Credit UK: Some people now qualify for extra £200 - this is who is eligible

Universal Credit UK: Some people now qualify for extra £200 - this is who is eligible

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is replacing six forms of benefits, known as legacy benefits. And, following a change in the rules last month, thousands of people who move on [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Some people now qua...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payment rules to change this month – details revealed

UNIVERSAL Credit can include payments for specifically designated elements such as childcare or housing bills. This month, the rules for housing costs will cha [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing costs payme...→

How to claim Universal Credit - the six things you'll need to apply for benefit

How to claim Universal Credit - the six things you'll need to apply for benefit

Putting in an application for Universal Credit means you need to be prepared - and here's everything you need to have to hand Read full article: How to claim Universal Credit - the six ...→

Millions of Brits could get help claiming Universal Credit with new support fund

Millions of Brits could get help claiming Universal Credit with new support fund

The Government has been told that claimants have a right to get proper help with how to claim Universal Credit and that it must devise a new fund to make sure [...] Read full article: Millions of Brits could get help claimin...→

14 major changes to Universal Credit recommended to DWP

14 major changes to Universal Credit recommended to DWP

A raft of changes have been recommended for Universal Credit - here's what it could mean for you Read full article: 14 major changes to Universal Credit rec...→

DWP told to make 14 big changes to Universal Credit - what it would mean for you

DWP told to make 14 big changes to Universal Credit - what it would mean for you

Proposals have been put forward by the House of Lords - here's how it would affect your benefit payments Read full article: DWP told to make 14 big changes to Unive...→

Damning new Lords report warns universal credit is 'failing millions of people'

Damning new Lords report warns universal credit is 'failing millions of people'

Welfare delivery minister Will Quince said the government was "committed to supporting the most vulnerable" but added that the scheme is forcing too many vulne [...] Read full article: Damning new Lords report warns universal...→

Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘failing millions’ - DWP urged to make changes

Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘failing millions’ - DWP urged to make changes

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a vital living support payment for millions of Britons, however concern has been expressed that claimants are being let down by the way it [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Benefit system is ‘...→

Universal Credit 'failing millions' and needs radical reform, report claims

Universal Credit 'failing millions' and needs radical reform, report claims

Study states that the design of the welfare system is responsible for "soaring rent arrears and the use of food banks" Read full article: Universal Credit 'failing millions' and ...→

Brits on Universal Credit should have wait for cash slashed down to 2 weeks with new grant, Lords say

Brits on Universal Credit should have wait for cash slashed down to 2 weeks with new grant, Lords say

BRITS on Universal Credit should get their first payment after two weeks, and get to keep their extra £1000 coronavirus uplift, a powerful groups of peers dema [...] Read full article: Brits on Universal Credit should have wa...→

DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and state pension payments to alter soon – full details

DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and state pension payments to alter soon – full details

DWP PROVIDES a number of state benefits which can have some variation in their payment schedules. However, from next month a number of benefits could be paid e [...] Read full article: DWP warning: Universal Credit, PIP and s...→

Universal Credit or benefits claimants can get phone and broadband for £10/month

Universal Credit or benefits claimants can get phone and broadband for £10/month

HOUSEHOLDS on benefits, including Universal Credit, can get discounted home phone and broadband for £10 a month from BT. The scheme could be welcomed by the mi [...] Read full article: Universal Credit or benefits claimants c...→

Universal Credit UK: Housing support could prove vital to claimants

Universal Credit UK: Housing support could prove vital to claimants

UNIVERSAL CREDIT provides important financial support to many Britons, however, with the cost of housing usually a priority, extra help is at hand for claimant [...] Read full article: Universal Credit UK: Housing support cou...→

Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who acted against the DwP over its universal credit rules

Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who acted against the DwP over its universal credit rules

Tom Royston, at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester, acted for Sharon Pantellerisco, a single mother, in a case led by the Child Poverty Action Group. Pa [...] Read full article: Lawyer of the week: Tom Royston, who act...→

Universal Credit calculation: How is Universal Credit calculated?

Universal Credit calculation: How is Universal Credit calculated?

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a lifeline for many claimants, helping with living costs. But how is Universal Credit calculated? Read full article: Universal Credit calculation: How is Uni...→

Little known rule means Universal Credit claimants can get a BT package for £5

Little known rule means Universal Credit claimants can get a BT package for £5

The telecoms giant said its low-cost Basic package is part of its 'universal service commitment' and has been created in conjunction with the Department for Wo [...] Read full article: Little known rule means Universal Credit...→

How August bank holiday will affect your Universal Credit or benefit payments

How August bank holiday will affect your Universal Credit or benefit payments

THE August bank holiday is just around the corner, which means a lovely long weekend for many UK workers. But for anyone who receives Universal Credit, PIP, ES [...] Read full article: How August bank holiday will affect your...→

Universal Credit one off payment: How to receive extra £149 payment

Universal Credit one off payment: How to receive extra £149 payment

UNIVERSAL CREDIT one-off payments will see millions of people receive an additional £149, which translates to an extra fortnight of pay. How do you receive the [...] Read full article: Universal Credit one off payment: How to...→