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22 September 2021
From 6 October Universal Credit will be cut by £20 per week
15 September 2021
The government doesn't seem to want to budge on removing the £1,000 a year uplift
14 July 2021
£20 can be the difference between stocked-up cupboards, electricity on the meter, or travel.
20 January 2021
In the last week the real number of deaths from Covid has gone over 100,000, and the UK has recorded the highest per capita death toll in the world
16 December 2020
A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that 2.4 million, including half a million children, experienced "destitution" in 2019 - before coronavirus reached the UK
2 December 2020
Five Socialist Party members respond to the spending review, and what it means for youth, pensioners, schools, councils and those out of work.
28 October 2020
Big business got billions - Fight for what we need:
2 October 2020
A review of Channel 4 series 'Council House Britain'
2 September 2020
Between February and June 2020 the number of claims for Universal Credit doubled
5 August 2020
The government's headlong rush to pretend things are getting back to normal is impacting on PCS members working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
18 March 2020
The government has announced new support for claimants who contract, or have to stay at home due to, Covid-19
12 February 2020
The BBC programme 'Universal Credit: inside the welfare state' is a series of three programmes on the highly criticised benefit system.
12 February 2020
Cesar Zanin, a part-time NHS worker living in temporary accommodation and bringing up a six-year-old daughter, didn't know where their next meal was coming from after the DWP stopped his Universal Credit without warning
4 September 2019
In the second of our series of articles exploring Brexit and the 'national question' Dave Reid secretary of the Socialist Party in Wales examines the situation there.
31 July 2019
The Tories sold Universal Credit as a public money-saving scheme, combining several benefits into one. In reality the 'savings' were to come from reducing payouts.
17 July 2019
Thousands of people on Universal Credit have been left up to £1,500 worse off following a criminal scam where fraudsters obtain personal details of vulnerable claimants.
26 June 2019
A Tory minister has been forced to retract an official statement that there was no link between Universal Credit and people being pushed into to the sex trade to survive
5 June 2019
Benefit processing workers in Walsall and Wolverhampton have been leading the way in the fightback against Universal Credit.
22 May 2019
Short stories of workplace struggles including DWP and blood courier strikes and the NSSN conference.
22 May 2019
After a week of sunshine on Tyneside it was grizzly rain on Saturday 18 May. It was tempting to just call off our regular public sale of the Socialist and go for a coffee. Fortunately we didn't... and
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