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    Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants.

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    papa_umau
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    Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 12 Nov 2018, 12:09 pm

    Council tenants on universal credit have on average more than double the rent arrears of those still on housing benefit, a BBC investigation has found.

    In Flintshire, north Wales, one of the first counties to test the new payment, the council says rent arrears have gone up by 1m.

    One claimant there said a mistake left him with just 29 a month to live on.

    But the UK government said it had listened to concerns and universal credit was "working well".

    Read on about this article from The BBC News HERE




    It certainly looks as if the pushers of Universal Credit are quite happy to bury their heads in the sand even if it has had terrible and cruel results anywhere it has been tried.

    I say dump this failed credit system NOW and fix these benefits problems for the poor, the sick, and the old.


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    Re: Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 12:34 pm

    It is NOT "working well" as they say, as the cockup of rolling this new benefit out is simply not working at all.

    I think we are going to hear more about this very soon.
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    Re: Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 16 Nov 2018, 1:05 pm

    It was originally introduces to try to save some money on benefits payments but it has been seen that the one benefit that is taking the place of all the other benefits that have been scrapped just does not do what it was meant to do.

    Saving money at the expense of the poor, the sick, the old and the disabled is a typically Tory move that is just miserable and cruel.


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    Re: Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 17 Nov 2018, 11:52 am

    I agree that this idea of doing away with all of the benefits and replacing them by only one was a crude way to save government money at the expense of the poor people of Britain.

    They should be ashamed of themselves.
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    Re: Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 12:20 pm

    I don't know about being "ashamed", but they are certainly feeling guilty about the shambles that is Universal Credit.


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