Category Archives: national

Put “shambolic” Universal Credit on hold

Liberal Democrat South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for the government to pause the roll out of Universal Credit. According to the Government’s own published figures, currently 1 in 4 people on Universal Credit are being left without income for over 6 weeks. Analysis from South Lakes Citizens Advice suggests 6000 families in Westmorland and Lonsdale will be receiving […]

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Double win from Labour

Congratulations to both Chesterfield and Harborough Liberal Democrats on their council by-election victories last night – two Lib Dem gains from Labour. The results were as follows: Chesterfield Borough Council Holmebrook Ward Keith Falconer, Liberal Democrats – 510 votes ELECTED Ron Mihaly, Labour Party – 435 Oliver Scheidt, Conservative Party – 62 Paul Stone, Chesterfield Independents – 14 Turnout: 32% […]

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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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