The damaging legacy of the rape clause for three or more children

From 6 April that year, any woman claiming the equivalent of £53 per week for a third or subsequent child would have to fit into one of several exceptions – including declaring she had been raped or that she had the child within an abusive relationship. Read Rachal Revesz’s article in the Independent on the impact of the two-child policy.  

Funding: County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

The Police, Crime & Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC), in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), is making available a grants fund to support the community and voluntary sector of County Durham and Darlington. The Community Safety Fund will support projects and initiatives that help keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence.

30 April 2018 ~ Submissions sought on impact of Universal Credit payments and domestic abuse – Work and Pensions Committee – deadline

The Work and Pensions Committee launches a short inquiry into the impact of the way Universal Credit payments are made, as a single payment to a whole household, on survivors of domestic and financial abuse.

Under current rules couples must make joint claim 

Under the rules for applying for Universal Credit (UC) couples must make a joint claim, and receive a single payment monthly into one account. The couple nominates the account they would like payments to be made into when they begin their claim.

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