Dundee City Council has put in place a series of measures to assist people affected by the roll-out of Universal Credit.
Dundonians who could potentially be left in “dire financial straits” by welfare changes are to be offered support from an additional £200,000 council fund.
Staff at Dundee Foodbank say they are bracing themselves for more than 1,000 extra service users this winter as people struggle to cope with a benefits shake-up.
The roll-out of Universal Credit should be halted until issues with payments are resolved, the leader of Dundee City Council has said.
The introduction of Universal Credit will plunge some of Fife’s most vulnerable families deeper into poverty, the region’s political leaders have warned.
Folk in Dundee who claim benefits will experience big changes in November when the Universal Credit system is rolled out. We want those of you on benefits to tell us if you are aware of the changes and, if so, whether you expect to be better or worse off as a result.
A new benefits system set to be formally introduced in Dundee later this year is “broken” and its roll-out should be halted.
A Dundee housing chief has warned that poverty “will get worse until there is a total breakdown” under UK Government welfare reforms.