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  • Benefit Changes Timetable 2016

    Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years. If you are worried about how you may be affected you should discuss...

  • Poverty in the UK

    There were already one in five people below the poverty line in the UK before the coronavirus pandemic hit. However, in light of the coronavirus, the number of people struggling to get by is likely to increase as unemployment continues to increase and the economic future of o...

  • How do I challenge a Universal Credit (UC) decision?

    If you think a decision made about your Universal Credit (UC) entitlement is wrong, you can contact Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and ask them to look at the decision again, explaining why you think it is wrong. This is called 'mandatory reconsideration'. Each mo...

  • How much Universal Credit (UC) will I get?

    How much Universal Credit you can get will depend on the income and circumstances of all the household members. To get an estimate of what you may be entitled to when you claim Universal Credit, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.Benefit Calculator In working out you...

  • Additional Elements of Universal Credit (UC)

    All of these elements are means tested. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) adds up all the elements you are entitled to. This is called your maximum amount of Universal Credit. After that, your income is taken away from your maximum amount to work out the amount of Un...

  • April Benefit Changes

    A number of benefits are changing in April 2018

  • Benefit Changes 2019/20

    A number of benefits are changing

  • Benefit changes in 2020

    Find out what benefits are changing

  • A summary of benefits changes from April 2016

    Find out how you can access further financial help and support that you may be entitled to

  • Report confirms food bank use at record high

    Benefit changes and delays blamed for driving up food bank use