One in six new universal credit claimants forced to skip meals

Many people claiming universal credit for the first time during the pandemic were unable to put aside enough cash to save £10 a month, eat healthily or regularly, or pay bills because the benefit payment was...

Lords to examine ‘Increasing lack of support’ for vulnerable children

A new inquiry by the House of Lords aims to find ways public services can improve the support they offer vulnerable children and their families, it has been announced. The inquiry is being launched amid...

Benefit claimants face mounting debt burden, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation study suggests over a third of people who claimed universal credit after pandemic began have seen debts grow.
Read the full article on this link to The Guardian

Category - Poverty

Destitution in the UK 2020

Brand new research shows deeply concerning figures on destitution in the UK, with around 2.4 million people having experienced destitution in 2019, a 54% increase since 2017. The social security system must be strengthened to turn back this rising...

Poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group has released figures which show that, before the coronavirus pandemic, 1.3million school-age children who lived below the UK’s poverty line were not entitled to free school meals. Analysis found that: 1.2m children in...