£20 More for All Benefits: Day of Action

We join the 2nd UK Day of Action called by Disabled People Against Cuts to demand that the £20 increase to Universal Credit introduced at the start of the pandemic be made permanent and extended to other benefits. That the increase did not apply to legacy benefits demonstrates how the hostile environment the DWP has…Read moreRead more

The Six Blocks: Issue 5

Newest issue of tenants’ newsletter from Living Rent activists in Muirhouse, North Edinburgh. Content: ‘The Wall of Shame’, ‘Reaching Boiling Point’, ‘Watch Out, There’s a Bailiff About’, ‘Inchmickery Mockery’, ‘Rent Freeze Victory’, and much more. Share This:

Disability Benefits Must be Extended Indefinitely – STOP the Reviews!

Several claimants being supported by ECAP recently received letters informing them that either their Personal Independence Payment or their Employment and Support Allowance award was to be reviewed. This news is bad enough at any time, as the review could result in your benefits being reduced or cut completely – but it’s even worse during…Read moreRead more


Lothian Councils are sending Sheriff Officers to the doors of residents who cannot afford the Council Tax – and issuing threats to try and scare people into paying. Three Edinburgh households have told ECAP that sheriff officers came to their doors this November/ December. In two cases the sheriffs were acting for City of Edinburgh…Read moreRead more

ECAP over Xmas & New Year

Please note… ECAP Tuesday support sessions are taking a break over the festive holidays. However if you have an emergency that can’t wait, if you let us know by 3 January, we can try to give you an appointment on 5 January. The last ECAP Tuesday support session of 2020 will be Tuesday 22 December….Read moreRead more