Universal credit

A living wage for all

By Jeremy Dewar Workers in Britain are being hit by a triple whammy this month: inflation heading towards 5%; a £20 cut to Universal Credit, hitting the unemployed and worst paid workers; and the ending of furlough for 1 million workers, throwing hundreds of thousands out the door. These are not ‘temporary blips’ that will […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  10 October 2021

Raise benefits to the living wage!

Government plans to revoke the £20 per week uplift.

Sarah Barden  ·  07 February 2021

Motion on the great jobs massacre

Passed by Lambeth Unison

Red Flag  ·  09 September 2020

Down with Universal Credit: a living wage for all

Every person should be entitled to a living wage

Mel Astbury  ·  08 September 2020

The great jobs massacre has begun

As unemployment rockets, union rank & file and unemployed must launch fightback.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  14 July 2020

A million sign on in two weeks: the reality behind Sunak’s empty promises

In the last two weeks of March, 950,000 people successfully applied for the income support part of Universal Credit. The DWP has moved 10,000 backroom staff onto the frontline to cope with the 10-fold surge in demand

Jeremy Dewar  ·  11 April 2020

Labour secures pause in Universal Credit rollout

ON 18 OCTOBER, Labour unanimously won a symbolic opposition day vote calling for a pause in the introduction of Universal Credit. The motion was non-binding but the result is a fresh sign of the government’s vulnerability, with Tory mps ordered to abstain from the vote. Earlier that day, facing growing disquiet from her own backbenchers, […]

Red Flag  ·  01 November 2017

Labour forces Tory U-turn on Universal Credit

Labour should follow up this victory by committing to reverse all welfare cuts and freezes

Red Flag  ·  28 October 2017

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