budget cuts

Overwhelming opposition to Tories’ ‘cruel’ Universal Credit cut

SHETLAND Islands Council, opposition politicians and the local Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) have united in strongly condemning the UK Government’s planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit. CAB estimates that the cumulative impact of the policy, due to take effect on 6 October, will cost families in the islands nearly £1.3 million a year, while the […] Shetland News …