Category: Essex

What will happen when the Universal Credit uplift ends?

Jenny Rhodes
Universal Credit uplift ends

The Universal Credit uplift is set to end on 6th October, despite considerable opposition. Conservative peer Baroness Stroud says that ‘levelling up is impossible if Universal Credit is cut’. Footballer Marcus Rashford calls for the cut to be axed to help tackle the ‘child hunger pandemic’. Ex-PM, Gordon Brown says the cut is ‘vindictive even beyond austerity’.

Heritage Open Days week – a recipe for discovery

Anna Damski
Heritage Open Days: Ickworth House

Heritage Open Days (HOD) is billed by the organisation that coordinates it as “England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers.”