Call for £20-a-week boost for families not receiving Universal Credit

Call for £20-a-week boost for families not receiving Universal Credit

More cash should be handed to benefits’ claimants yet to switch to Universal Credit, a report has demanded. While rates of standard Universal Credit and basic working tax credits have been increased by £20 a week for 12 months, anyone not yet covered by the…

Lockdown energy bills warning as families face £25 rise in monthly direct debits

Lockdown energy bills warning as families face £25 rise in monthly direct debits

Almost 14 million households are facing higher energy bills after months of increased power use during lockdown. New research from comparison site Uswitch says we are likely to see direct debits going up by £25 a month. Gas and electricity consumption is increasing while we…

In a season with COVID-19, Lakers say priorities are to protect their families

In a season with COVID-19, Lakers say priorities are to protect their families

High on the list of sacrifices in the NBA bubble, most players put family time at the top. Many struggled with the isolation of their wives, children, and other loved ones during its three-month run at Disney World. Even though guests were allowed half way…

Third of families on benefits will rely on charity food in December

Third of families on benefits will rely on charity food in December

More than a third of families on benefits will depend on food provided by charities this Christmas, research suggests. A study for Save the Children found that 37% of families receiving Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit will depend on food packages or meals distributed…

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