Parents are having to find up to £800 extra to cover the cost of childcare over the summer holidays, new analysis suggests.
Imagine this: It is that point in the month when your income is due to drop into your bank account.
Universal credit has greatly increased rent arrears, with immediate action now needed in order to tackle the issue, according to MSPs.
The scrapping of start-date protections under Universal Credit (UC) is “deeply alarming”, the DWP has been told.
Older trades workers left unemployed as a result of a number of firms going bust in Dundee are to take part in a Jobcentre initiative teaching digital skills.
The Scottish Government should scrap benefits and pay every adult a basic income to eliminate poverty, a report has said.
Referrals to Dundee’s largest foodbank operator have increased by more than 55% in the last 12 months, with an average of 30 people given food parcels each day.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has defended Universal Credit despite a sharp rise in people left unable to pay their rent in the parts of Scotland where the benefit was first launched.
The Scottish Government cannot afford to alleviate all of Westminster’s “staggering” cuts in benefits spending, the Social Security Secretary has told MSPs.
MSPs will debate calls for reform of Universal Credit to halt a predicted increase in in-work poverty.
Dundee jobs market is still reeling from the collapse of construction firm McGill earlier this year, according to the latest employment statistics.
A man stole meat worth more than £150 from a supermarket.
The average amount of rent arrears recorded in Dundee among those who claim Universal Credit has fallen below that of those who do not for the first time.
A charity boss has thanked Dundonians for answering a call to help feed the city’s poor – but warned the situation is only going to get worse.
Applications to the council for help with homelessness have risen by 7%, figures show.
A criminal released early from jail on a tag got involved in drug supply ring after being told it would take two-and-a-half months before he would be given benefits by Universal Credit bosses.
The unemployment rate in Dundee has risen slightly year-on-year, according to the latest UK Government statistics.
Charities say more people across Dundee are struggling to pay their rent or mortgages.
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.
The number of people in Dundee who claim work–related benefits is starting to stabilise following the rollout of Universal Credit (UC).