Universal Credit: the struggle continues

Tonight on BBC2 at 9pm: Episode 3 of Universal Credit — Inside the Welfare State. This week’s episode from Bolton, shows the struggles of mum Paula, and Jenny, a waitress on a zero-hour contract.  We haven’t seen the full programme, only the clip from the BBC.  But the clip makes out that the problem is giving … Read more

Stop Evictions, Campaigners Tell Edinburgh Council

News from Mike, Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty: Single mothers hit by the Benefits Cap, and their supporters, once more descended on Edinburgh Council on 3rd October.  [Photo shows a previous protest in May 2017.] Demonstrators protested outside the City Chambers on the Royal Mile and then all moved into the public gallery to support the … Read more