Jeane Freeman Pledges to Consider Benefits CAP Action

We are happy to reproduce this statement issued by the North Edinburgh campaign against homelessness and “We Are all Daniel Blake“: Jeane Freeman, Scottish Government minister for Social Security, has responded to campaigners’ demands by pledging to consider fully mitigating the Benefit Cap cuts to Housing Benefit. In response to the evictions caused by the…Read moreRead more

#Stop and Scrap Universal Credit

          #StopandScrap Universal Credit was the message as demonstrators descended on High Riggs jobcentre and Argyle House disability benefits assessment centre in Edinburgh on 18 April. Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty called the protests as part of the Disabled People Against Cuts Britain-wide Day of Acton. Universal Credit worsens an already unjust…Read moreRead more

Universal Credit Protest – Wed 18 April

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ECAP are very pleased to report that City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) are dropping the court action against lone parent D for supposed “rent arrears” and agreed to pay D Housing Benefit to cover the back rent. This means we no longer need to go ahead with the planned action at the Council Leader’s surgery…Read moreRead more

SOLIDARITY with Homeless Lone Parent Being Taken to Court by Council for “Rent Arrears”

Meet 5.45 pm this Wed 21 March at Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Rd, Edinburgh EH6 4AE To go to Council Leader Adam McVey’s surgery which starts at 6 pm Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty can now give more details of this Wednesday’s very important solidarity call-out. Meet 5.45 pm this coming Wednesday at Leith Library to…Read moreRead more