“Natural migration” onto Universal Credit

10 Feb 19

It’s a scandal. The government is quietly forcing thousands more families onto Universal Credit – leaving them hundreds of pounds worse off and waiting weeks for money they need to put food on the table. [1] The minister in charge, Amber Rudd, admits this benefit system isn’t...

Universal Credit & the Budget: Update

23 Nov 17

Update: the government is feeling the pressure to fix the problems with Universal Credit, the scheme that’s meant to give financial help to families struggling to get by. They’ve just announced they won’t make people wait as long before they can get the help they...

Universal Credit & Christmas

21 Nov 17

This is terrible: thousands of people could be left penniless this Christmas, all because of an admin error with the benefit system called Universal Credit. It could mean families up and down the country going without the money they need to pay their rent or...

Petition hand in to the Ministry of Justice

Changes to disability appeals: Petition hand in

24 Nov 16

Today, we handed in a 60,000-strong petition to the Ministry of Justice, asking them to keep disability appeals fair.  The government want to change the way disabled people can appeal rejections and claim their benefits. The main change is holding the appeals over the telephone,...

Petition hand in to the Ministry of Justice

Disabled people deserve fair disability appeals

23 Nov 16

The government might be making it harder for disabled people to get the benefits they rely on. They want to stop people who’ve been wrongly told they’re well enough to work from appealing to doctors and judges in person. [1] Instead, their cases could be...

YOUR DECISION – 18th August

18 Aug 14

Every week a group of 38 Degrees members vote on which issues our movement should prioritise and which campaigns to get behind. Here are the results for last week. Protecting the NHS by stopping the government’s dangerous plans like privatisation and closing A&E departments has...