New DWP pilot scheme threatens even more sanctions – resistance needed!

A new DWP pilot threatening Universal Credit claimants with even more sanctions has just started in 60 jobcentres round Britain including 11 in Glasgow and area. The DWP workers union the PCS has condemned the pilot scheme. The PCS say: “From Monday 27th February the DWP starts a pilot to force thousands of Universal Credit…Read moreRead more

Wed 1st Feb – Join ECAP in the Strike Solidarity activities

Join ECAP on the jobcentre workers picket lines 7.30am – 9.30am this Wednesday 1st February, at High Riggs and Leith Jobcentres (High Riggs jc by Tollcross, Leith jc at 199 Commercial St EH6 6QP ) PCS government workers rally 12 noon this Wednesday 1st at the Mound. Princes St Including workers employed by DWP, Scottish…Read moreRead more

ECAP weekly support sessions – holiday break dates + sources support

As usual the ECAP weekly support sessions will take a break over the holiday period. Our last session of the year is Tuesday 20th December, and we restart on Tuesday 10th January 2023. If you need support for benefits and poverty problems please email to make an appointment. If you have an urgent situation…Read moreRead more

Resist all cuts to social security !

The UK Tory government is debating whether or not to keep their pledge to increase social security benefits in line with inflation – or to impose a cut in the real value of social security by only making a smaller increase linked to earnings. People on social security have already suffered years of real-terms social…Read moreRead more

Council Tax – check your bill!

Has your Council Tax bill increased significantly for no reason? Has the amount of your Council Tax reduction been cut drastically even though your circumstances have not changed? If so – challenge the decision! ECAP was approached for support by someone who was on a very low income but whose Council Tax Reduction had been…Read moreRead more