Rishi Bows To Pressure – as Lewisham Council Agree Motion on Universal Credit

As Lewisham Council were debating keeping the £20 uplift to Universal Credit, news was breaking that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak was bowing to public pressure and a “Tory backlash” resigning himself to continuing the uplift, despite warning it will cost £6billion a year according to the Mail online late Wednesday evening. In …

‘Don’t Switch Us Off’ say pensioners as Over-75s Free TV Licence Faces the Axe

The Labour Government introduced the free tv licence for the over-75s when Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer produced a ‘budget that unites the whole country’ and ‘offers stability and security for all.’ Fifteen years later, the Tory’s Chancellor, George Osborne cut £650m from the BBC’s budget, transferred the responsibility for the over-75s licence fee …

DWP ‘spin’ in the Metro challenged

The Disability Benefits Consortium, DBS consisting of over 80 charities alongside Trade Unions and disability campaigners are calling on the Department for Work and Pensions to end their public relations campaign about Universal Credit which appears in the freesheet Metro newspaper. In a letter to the Advertising Standards Authority, the DBS have said: “The advert …

New Videos: TGI Fridays Tips and Fair Pay Dispute – Bank Holiday Strike

  TGI Fridays faced protests and a three day strike over fair pay and tips over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The dispute arose when the company introduced a new tipping policy in January with only two days’ notice which has seen card tips earned by the waiting staff redirected to top up the low …