Tag: Universal Credit

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“We are literally going to see people drowning” – How the Universal Credit Uplift Cut has caused ‘devastating’ effects in Salford

The cut of the £20 Universal Credit uplift, which many households in Salford relied on, has had a ‘devastating’ effect […]

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People on Universal Credit are struggling to feed themselves already, says a report led by the University of Salford

Research has shown that half of people claiming Universal Credit were living in food insecurity, even before the removal of the £20-a-week uplift.

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‘Families are struggling to put food on the table’ – Salford Foodbank manager says Universal Credit needs to be rethought

Salford Foodbank says demand has rocketed after the recent roll-out of universal credit in the area. Universal Credit, which is being […]

Salford Credit Union plans new payday scheme to “combat” 900% APR loans

Salford Credit Union plans new payday scheme to “combat” 900% APR loans

Salford and the consortium of Greater Manchester Credit Unions are getting together to plan their very own payday loan scheme, […]

‘People are living lives of desperation’ – Salford suffering under Universal Credit says Deputy Mayor

‘People are living lives of desperation’ – Salford suffering under Universal Credit says Deputy Mayor

The roll-out of Universal Credit is plunging Salford families into debt, according to the Deputy Mayor and Salford’s Credit Union.

Salford Foodbank receiving desperate pleas following roll out of Universal Credit

Salford Foodbank has received desperate messages for help from residents who are being affected by the recent roll out of universal credit.

Christmas is cancelled for over 40,000 children this year due to Universal Credit waiting times

IN a bid to help those being affected by the most recent austerity measures, members of Unite the Union in […]

Flagship benefits system continues to roll-out in Greater Manchester

THE GOVERNMENT’s flagship benefits system Universal Credit is continuing to roll-out across Greater Manchester. Universal Credit has been introduced at […]