The roll-out of the Universal Credit has been shambolic – it’s time for it to be paused

According to charities, councils and housing associations, the rollout of the universal credit is a disaster in slow-motion. A mandatory six-week wait to receive a first payment is causing people serious difficulties, with over half of new claimants having to borrow money to make ends meet. Universal Credit’s policy of making claimants pay landlords Universal Credit’s policy of making claimants […]

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Vince Cable: Inequality is threatening our future

Vince Cable will today make a major speech warning of the dangers of inequality arguing that if the problems we face today are not addressed then our country risks tearing itself apart. Speaking to the Resolution Foundation he will warn that “growing inequality is linked to poor economic performance, greater economic instability, more social tension, insecurity and unhappiness.” He will […]

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