Over the past few years successive governments have imposed stinging welfare cuts.  This has left most vulnerable in our community unable to afford the most basic essentials.  At the GMLC we actively campaign for reversing these cuts and fight on behalf of those affected by providing access to free face-to-face legal advice.  On this page you can find all the latest news on our campaigning and services relating to welfare benefits.


Universal Credit to roll out in Altrincham and Stretford 17th July 2017

Universal Credit is a new benefit which replaces Income Support, Income Based Employment Support Allowance, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Tax Credits and Housing Benefit with a single monthly payment. This means if you are looking to make a fresh claim for any of the above, your claim will be processed as Universal Credit. Whilst Universal…


Council report lays cost of welfare cuts bare

Liverpool is now the fourth most deprived borough in England. And austerity has hit the most vulnerable people the hardest since the current government came into power in 2010. But now, a damning report from Liverpool Council has shown just how badly the city has been hit. In a ground-breaking report, Liverpool Council found one out of every four households – 55,000…


Excellent speech by Ken Loach at the film awards

The Baftas went according to plan, if not exactly according to type, and the pundits’ predictions were largely correct, although it is sad that Moonlight did not get the silverware that it deserved. There was actually an interestingly political and dissentient flavour to the evening, with wins for I, Daniel Blake in the best British film category, occasioning a stirring…