Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit, after admitting that its introduction had increased reliance on food banks.
Food bank use has increased due to the universal credit roll-out, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted.
Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has challenged the UK Government about the increasing amount of online form-filling required to claim Universal Credit.
Veterans are being left suicidal by problems caused by Universal Credit, a Scottish Government minister has said.
Amber Rudd has been urged to take “immediate steps” over the way the controversial Universal Credit is calculated following a High Court victory for four working single mothers.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has announced further changes to the Government’s controversial Universal Credit scheme.
Amber Rudd has been urged to take further steps to help people on Universal Credit after unveiling reforms of a system she said was not as “effective” or “compassionate” as she wanted.
Amber Rudd has announced a set of reforms to the Government’s new Universal Credit, saying that the system she inherited was not as “effective” or “compassionate” as she wanted.
Amber Rudd has signalled that a benefit freeze introduced in 2016 will not be renewed when it comes to an end next year.
The UK Government must completely halt the roll-out of universal credit to prevent it from driving people into poverty, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The next phase of the Universal Credit programme (UC) will be overhauled following widespread criticism of the extension of the flagship welfare reform.
Universal Credit could have potentially “disastrous” consequences for disabled people, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.
A bitter debate on controversial welfare changes was heard at the city council’s final full meeting of the year.
Labour has defended Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to use Prime Minister’s Questions to grill Theresa May on Brexit and the fallout from Tuesday night’s votes.
Jeremy Corbyn triggered fury on the Tory benches as he accused them of labelling disabled people “scroungers” and creating a “hostile environment” for people on benefits.
A Moray food bank has been forced to close one of its bases - to pool its resources to meet growing demand.
Council house tenants are being pushed further into debt “to the point of despair” by changes to their benefits, according to a leading charity.
Food bank use in Moray has risen by almost 20% in the last year with the UK government’s welfare cuts to blame, according to a local MSP.
An Aberdeen food bank is urgently appealing for donations following a record-breaking rise in people queuing up for emergency supplies.
A motorcyclist who lost his leg and almost died in a horrific crash was told he was “not ill enough” to warrant a hospital visit to set up the benefits payments needed for him to return home.
10% of people on Highland Council’s housing list have no roof over their head as the north’s homeless crisis escalates
The number of homeless people seeking council housing in the Highlands has risen to an “alarming” 690 - at a time the authority is facing a multi-million-pound “crisis” over rent arrears because of Universal Credit.
The roll-out of Universal Credit has contributed to a “startling” rise in the number of people seeking advice about rent arrears, according to new figures.
Oil rich Aberdeen is now home to 20 foodbanks, outnumbering other Scottish cities, shock figures have revealed.
Pensions minister Guy Opperman has been branded “insensitive” for praising the controversial Universal Credit system at a job centre in Banff yesterday.
Residents on housing benefits have been left ‘hanging’ after an agency changed its policy and threatened tenants in the north east with possible eviction.
Highland MP Drew Hendry has backed a new campaign calling for a radical overhaul of the Universal Credit system and protect people from the threat of eviction.
North-east residents may need additional help if they are to successfully claim universal credit due to it being exclusively online, a local charity has warned.
Highland MP Drew Hendry has said a damning report on universal credit has vindicated his years of warnings about its introduction.
Released prisoners are “routinely” taken to food banks to help them cope with benefit delays, ministers have been told.
The Scottish Government could be hit with a £1 million bill for making it easier for claimants to budget with Universal Credit welfare payments.
The north of Scotland’s most vulnerable residents have been forced to turn to foodbanks in record numbers over the past twelve months.
Young people needing housing benefit will get automatic entitlement after a major UK Government policy U-turn on Universal Credit.