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walesonline
I can't afford to watch TV - what life is like on universal creditSecretary Mr Gauke said the government would be “refreshing the guidance” to st
walesonline / Posted 5 minutes ago
Secretary Mr Gauke said the government would be “refreshing the guidance” to staff at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over the possibility of giving advance payments to claimants in difficulty.Geraldine Hill says the new Universal Credit... Read more
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heraldscotland
Gauke makes concession on Universal Credit, scrapping call chargesand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The
heraldscotland / Posted 17 minutes ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he explained. But Mr Gauke added: "Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a... Read more
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express
PMQs LIVE: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn ahead of her EU summit in Brusselsare set to clash this afternoon The Labour leader is set to claim victory afte
express / Posted 35 minutes ago
are set to clash this afternoon The Labour leader is set to claim victory after David Guake revealed this morning that all DWP phone lines will be made free within free months. Mr Corbyn blasted Mrs May in last week's Commons after it emerged the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Thousands left waiting more than TEN WEEKS for bungled Universal Credit benefits- the main component of the waiting time - "is inherent within the system". Bu
Daily Mirror / Posted 39 minutes ago
- the main component of the waiting time - "is inherent within the system". But he warned any changes would cost the DWP money - and claimed the six-week wait gave claimants "certainty" about when they would get their cash. Mr Gauke said 81%... Read more
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International Business Times
Victory for Corbyn as government announces Universal Credit helpline will be free of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke confirmed that phone lines for the D
International Business Times / Posted 57 minutes ago
of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke confirmed that phone lines for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will be free by the end of the year, following outrage over the costs of up to 55p a minute from a mobile phone and up... Read more
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Bolton News
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Bolton News / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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PRWeek UK
Convincing people to look after their future selves with pensions is a huge comms challenge for DWP I can barely plan what I'm having for dinner tomorrow, let alone plan for 20
PRWeek UK / Posted an hour ago
I can barely plan what I'm having for dinner tomorrow, let alone plan for 20 or 30 years into the future. So when we consistently hear audience... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
EveningTimes Online / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Croydon Guardian / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
This is Oxfordshire / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
West Moreland Gazette / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Oxford Mail / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Bury Times
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Bury Times / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Gazette
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Gazette / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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guardian-series
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
guardian-series / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Greenock Telegraph / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Harrow Times
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Harrow Times / Posted an hour ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Gazette News
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Gazette News / Posted 2 hours ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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This is West Country
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
This is West Country / Posted 2 hours ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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PRWeek UK
DWP rolls out flagship pensions campaign to persuade millions to save for retirement The Department for Work and Pensions launched a major multi-channel workplace
PRWeek UK / Posted 2 hours ago
The Department for Work and Pensions launched a major multi-channel workplace pensions campaign this week to persuade millions more people to save for their... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Tories make humiliating climbdown on 55p a minute Universal Credit helplineUniversal Credit helpline. The Work and Pensions secretary bowed to public pre
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 hours ago
Universal Credit helpline. The Work and Pensions secretary bowed to public pressure and revealed this morning that all DWP phone lines will be made free within three months. He said: "Will the PM show some humanity and at least make the... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 2 hours ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone numberand was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. Th
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 2 hours ago
and was included as a free call in many landline and mobile phone packages. The number was not a premium-rate number and DWP made no money from it, he said. But he added: “Given the recent attention and concern that this could place a burden on... Read more
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Daily Record
UK Government's despicable 'rape clause' faces High Court challengeAid in her bid to see the clause scrapped. She said: “I believe that women hav
Daily Record / Posted 6 hours ago
Aid in her bid to see the clause scrapped. She said: “I believe that women having to prove that they have been raped to DWP employees in order to receive social security payments is morally wrong and would cause needless additional trauma, as... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Government report rejects recommendations to save Glasgow Jobcentreswas held in response to the closures in Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Maryhill whic
EveningTimes Online / Posted 7 hours ago
was held in response to the closures in Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Maryhill which seen Castlemilk being retained by the DWP. The report published this week outlines the Government’s position, stating “There are no current plans to revisit... Read more
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Daily Mirror
The reality of Jobcentres could be exposed in a fly-on-the-wall documentarydocumentary as it desperately tries to calm anger over Universal Credit. Under
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 hours ago
documentary as it desperately tries to calm anger over Universal Credit. Under-fire Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) chiefs are examining a potential Channel 4 show that would show how the benefits system works from the inside. The idea... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Tory critics of universal credit have met with Theresa May ahead of crunch voteto answer four formal letters requesting statistics and clarifications of the p
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 hours ago
to answer four formal letters requesting statistics and clarifications of the policy in recent weeks. David Gauke, the DWP secretary, has met with MPs in recent weeks to listen to their concerns, but has ruled out halting the scheme. "If I... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Oxford Mail / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Bury Times
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Bury Times / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Gazette
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Gazette / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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guardian-series
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
guardian-series / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Harrow Times
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Harrow Times / Posted 13 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Gazette News
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Gazette News / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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This is West Country
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
This is West Country / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Bolton News
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Bolton News / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
23 related articles
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Wandsworth Guardian
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
EveningTimes Online / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Croydon Guardian / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
23 related articles
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Lancashire Telegraph
Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tiethe controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 hours ago
the controversial rollout of universal credit to be postponed. Know what Gauls me. If Douglas Ross constituents missed a DWP app for the football they would be sanctioned and starve. Fact. It’s not ok. The Government could face a potentially... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Anger at cruel Tax Credits shake-up dubbed the 'rape clause'vile policy, and I hope CPAG’s case will force the Tories to scrap the two chil
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 hours ago
vile policy, and I hope CPAG’s case will force the Tories to scrap the two child policy and the rape clause for good.” A DWP spokeswoman said: “This reform ensures people on benefits make the same choices as those supporting themselves solely... Read more
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Daily Record
Thug caged over 'cold-blooded' Possilpark murder of Steven Russellrepresenting 76 separate offences.Letham tried to evade justice but was arreste
Daily Record / Posted 19 hours ago
representing 76 separate offences.Letham tried to evade justice but was arrested when he tried to collect benefits at a DWP office in Somerset (Image: COPFS)Read More "Significantly, several involve violence and at least four involve the... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Prime Minister invited to attend Inverness benefit 'crisis' summitto Mr Hendry and nobody from the UK Government was available for comment but th
The Inverness Courier / Posted 22 hours ago
to Mr Hendry and nobody from the UK Government was available for comment but the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) previously said universal credit claimants are "comfortably managing". A spokesman said: "The reasons for rent arrears... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon: Universal Credit is causing a dreadful increase in people facing hardship, rent arrears and foodbank referralsstill on Housing Benefit. On top of this waiting period, there are serious fla
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
still on Housing Benefit. On top of this waiting period, there are serious flaws with the application process itself. The DWP hope that everything relating to Universal Credit can be done online. That’s all very well if you know how to use a... Read more
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