• DWP: What is Universal Credit?
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    DWP: What is Universal Credit?

    Universal Credit is a new service that helps ensure you are better off in work than you are on benefits. It’s for people who are out of work or on a low income and is designed to make work pay. It replaces 6 benefits including Jobseeker’s Allowance, tax credits and Housing Benefit, with one single monthly payment. Universal Credit is usually claimed online. Your jobcentre can tell you about local places where you can access the internet for free. Universal Credit tops up your earnings when you start work or increase your hours. Your payment reduces gradually as you earn more, so you won’t lose all your benefits at once.…

  • Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland
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    Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland

    (Gentle piano and rain sounds) – It’s always on your mind. It’s always on your mind. I struggle with sleeping, general anxiety as well. I mean I find myself saying to my ten year old all the time. Are these trainers all right? You’re not getting picked on at school or anything? And just trying to quiz them for things that, I don’t want him to get picked on about and that’s always on your mind, it always in your head eh? (sustained distorted piano chord)(staccato white noise) – The age of irresponsibility, is giving way to an age of austerity. – They’re all good at shouting about that, shouting…