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20 January 2021

Make the super-rich pay, not the poorest

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

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16 December 2020

No surprise, poverty is rising

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

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2 December 2020

What will the spending review mean for me?

Five Socialist Party members respond to the spending review, and what it means for youth, pensioners, schools, councils and those out of work.

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28 October 2020

Don't let Tories starve our kids

Big business got billions - Fight for what we need:

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2 October 2020

TV: Council House Britain

A review of Channel 4 series 'Council House Britain'

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2 September 2020

Welfare after Covid-19

Between February and June 2020 the number of claims for Universal Credit doubled

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5 August 2020

PCS union: Reject longer DWP opening hours

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)

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18 March 2020

PCS union demands better deal for benefits claimants

The government has announced new support for claimants who contract, or have to stay at home due to, Covid-19

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12 February 2020

New BBC series - Insight or whitewash?

The BBC programme 'Universal Credit: inside the welfare state' is a series of three programmes on the highly criticised benefit system.

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12 February 2020

UC stopped without warning

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

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4 September 2019

Austerity anger feeds movement for Welsh independence

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.

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31 July 2019

Fighting Universal Credit

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.

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17 July 2019

Fraudsters thrive and claimants suffer in despicable Universal Credit scam

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.

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26 June 2019

Universal Credit forces women into prostitution

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

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5 June 2019

Universal Credit workers' strike

Benefit processing workers in Walsall and Wolverhampton have been leading the way in the fightback against Universal Credit.

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22 May 2019

Workplace news in brief

Short stories of workplace struggles including DWP and blood courier strikes and the NSSN conference.

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22 May 2019

Lifting the mood

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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1 May 2019

Universal Credit disaster behind foodbank rise

Universal Credit is being blamed for the record rise in the use of foodbanks as families required them to provide 14 million meals in the last 12 months.

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1 May 2019

Build a universal safety net - abolish Universal Credit!

Thousands of Universal Credit claimants are not getting the money they are entitled to - and desperately need - without even knowing.

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17 April 2019

Real life on Universal Credit: "As soon as I get billed for my electric, I'm finished"

Hi. I'm Luke. I live alone and I'm on Universal Credit.

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