Christmas can be a stressful time for most people – but those living on Universal Credit are facing extra financial strain at this time of year, it has been claimed.
Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau
More people in Dundee have been plunged into poverty since Universal Credit was rolled-out, according to a local charity.
Parents and carers across Tayside are falling into tens of thousands of pounds of debt because they haven’t paid for their kids’ meals or snacks in nurseries and schools.
A Christian charity is calling on parishioners in Dundee to volunteer as debt advisers to help the city’s poorest families.
Social rent arrears run up by Dundee council tenants on Universal Credit have doubled since the start of the year, new figures show.
Campaigners are calling for answers after clients of Dundee’s job centre were revealed as the most sanctioned in Scotland.
A new benefits system set to be formally introduced in Dundee later this year is “broken” and its roll-out should be halted.