Improving the cost of living, especially for people on low incomes, must be at the heart of the next government’s agenda, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) demand today.
Published 3 December 2019
Tenants’ union Living Rent has called on housing associations in Glasgow to commit to no evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit.
Published 6 November 2019
A series of UK Government advertisements aiming to dispel myths about Universal Credit have been banned by a regulator for misleading the public.
Published 6 November 2019
Universal Credit could potentially improve the take up of help with housing costs for working age claimants, according to CIH Scotland.
Published 22 October 2019
Almost 222,000 people in Scotland are now receiving personalised Universal Credit support, new figures show.
Published 21 October 2019
Glasgow City Council's Universal Credit support hubs have brought in more than £15.2 million in financial gains for people living in the city.
Published 15 October 2019
Homeless people have been helped by Glasgow City Council to apply for more than £500,000 in benefits.
Published 3 October 2019
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that a future Labour government would scrap Universal Credit, calling the flagship Conservatives welfare reform “inhumane” and an “unmitigated disaster”.
Published 30 September 2019
North Lanarkshire Council has said it will establish a fund to help tenants who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of the five-week waiting time for Universal Credit payments.
Published 20 September 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today called upon the British Government to end the current five-week wait for Universal Credit.
Published 19 September 2019
Direct payment of Universal Credit to landlords contributed the most to reductions in rent arrears, according to a new report commissioned by Southwark Council.
Published 18 September 2019
North Lanarkshire Council is to establish a fund to help tenants who find themselves falling into arrears due to a built-in-waiting time for Universal Credit payments to be processed and paid.
Published 12 September 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for action to reduce the ‘five week wait’ that claimants of Universal Credit (UC) face before receiving their first payment.
Published 3 September 2019
Landlords in Perth are being encouraged to attend an event to learn more about Universal Credit.
Published 26 August 2019
Universal Credit is causing tenants to fall behind with their rent, according to new research.
Published 23 August 2019