Universal Credit is a new system being rolled out by the Government that will merge different benefits into a single monthly payment. The system is convoluted and ineffective, and delays in payments have left many vulnerable people with not enough to live on and facing the threat of eviction and homelessness. We at the GMLC refuse to be complicit in the Universal Credit roll-out and are campaigning for it to be halted.  On this page you can find all the latest news related to Universal Credit.

General Election 2019- our response.

Now that the General Election is behind us, Greater Manchester Law Centre implores the incoming Government to secure access to justice for the whole community. The priorities set out in the Law Centre Manifesto remain the basis upon which we believe that access to justice for all can be achieved. Our message of community solidarity…

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Sign up to our Manifesto-“Fighting Together for Free Access to Justice”

At the Greater Manchester Law Centre we have a vision of a fairer society and we believe that every one of us has a part to play. We simply cannot stand silently by and watch the attack on the most poor and vulnerable in our communities worsen. In this spirit, we launched our Manifesto- “Fighting…

General Election 2019: How the big parties weigh in on ‘access to justice’

A month ago we promised to demand that the political parties headed to the General Election commit themselves to ensuring free access to justice for all those who have become victims of homelessness, racism and the hostile environment which operates against migrants and claimants. We contacted Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Caroline Lucas.…

Stop Universal Credit, fight the Digital Workhouse: 1st August 2019

The Greater Manchester Law Centre supports the national day of action to #STOPUniversalCredit on 1st August 2019.   Local actions have been organised in Manchester by Manchester Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) and Unite Community Union.   Find out about the DPAC event in St Peters Square, Thursday 1 August 2019, 13:00-15:00 here   Find out about…

PCS members “cannot stand idly by while ministers make the job of supporting claimants impossible”

Large and lively picket lines have marked the start of a 2-day strike by Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union members at Walsall and Wolverhampton Universal Credit service centres taking action today (May 28) and tomorrow. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “Our members who work to support some of the most vulnerable members of…