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The canary Universal Credit ads banned for misleading public https://www.thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/11/06/universal-credit-ads-banned-for-misleading-public/ StopMisleading campaign
BBC Universal credit adverts banned as ‘misleading’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-50304322 StopMisleading campaign
The Mirror DWP’s £225,000 Universal Credit spin campaign ruled misleading by watchdog https://www.mirror.co.uk/…/dwps-225000-universal-credit-spi… StopMisleading campaign
The Guardian (article) Watchdog bans DWP’s ‘misleading’ universal credit adverts https://www.theguardian.com/…/dwp-misleading-universal-cred… StopMisleading campaign
Sky Government adverts banned for ‘misleading’ claims about universal credit https://news.sky.com/…/government-adverts-banned-for-mislea… StopMisleading campaign
Manchester Evening News Government’s Universal Credit adverts banned for being misleading https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/…/universal-credit-… StopMisleading campaign
The Mirror Universal Credit adverts ‘to set the record straight’ banned for misleading public https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/universal-credit-adverts-banned-misleading-20818557 StopMisleading campaign
The Guardian (opinion piece) Now we have proof: the government used your money to lie about poor people – Aditya Chakrabortty https://www.theguardian.com/…/government-universal-credit-d… StopMisleading campaign
The Independent Dangerous’ government advert for universal credit ruled misleading by watchdog https://www.independent.co.uk/…/universal-credit-dwp-advert… StopMisleading campaign
Huffington Post Universal Credit Ads Claiming To Burst ‘Myths’ Banned By Watchdog https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/regulator-bans-misleading-government-universal-credit-ads_uk_5dc1e526e4b08b735d617a0c?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvL2ZzUWEyWFFyam4_YW1wPTE&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAFGges2l2-vHyrr5phuIapDIkHqZ8DCtgDcFD66Y6h6sG7FQlpaIyNhyU8Qv-g97-NhHuwHnWFizpWgn_yw8CVPx6cunyuQKgVMoUP2cffp3M5XCriU8qQePUMWXlAmuQGRN7qA8vYeE-3GYfNp_Z4z6-tvEtcNJvA1bthxnUkqD&fbclid=IwAR1wdkyEhkB0UuKbF4GremJY2BnKghfE93w6fKOQ351B4qD1s8gPxyaFGGo  StopMisleading campaign
Evening Standard Government Universal Credit adverts banned for misleading public https://www.standard.co.uk/…/government-universal-credit-ad… StopMisleading campaign
iNews Universal Credit: Misleading DWP adverts aimed at dispelling myths about the benefit banned by ASA https://inews.co.uk/…/universal-credit-dwp-adverts-benefit-… StopMisleading campaign
The Sun YOU’VE BEEN AD Universal Credit ads claiming new benefit system ‘works’ are banned for being ‘misleading’ https://www.thesun.co.uk/…/universal-credit-myth-busting-a…/ StopMisleading campaign
Liverpool Echo DWP is slapped down over ‘misleading’ adverts telling everyone Universal Credit is great https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/…/dwp-slapped-down-over-mis… StopMisleading campaign
Express Universal Credit: Government adverts banned by watchdog over ‘misleading’ claims https://www.express.co.uk/…/universal-credit-uk-adverts-cla… StopMisleading campaign
Money Saving Expert Government’s universal credit ads banned https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2019/11/-misleading–universal-credit-newspaper-ads-banned/ StopMisleading campaign
Big Issue The DWP’s Universal Credit ads have been ruled as “misleading” https://www.bigissue.com/latest/the-dwps-universal-credit-ads-have-been-ruled-as-misleading/ StopMisleading campaign
The Guardian (letters piece) Untangling the lies told about universal credit https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/08/untangling-the-lies-told-about-universal-credit StopMisleading campaign
Scottish Housing News ‘Myth-busting’ Universal Credit adverts banned for misleading public https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/myth-busting-universal-credit-adverts-banned-for-misleading-public StopMisleading campaign
Yahoo UK government ads banned for ‘misleading’ public over universal credit https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/universal-credit-benefit-how-works-myth-ads-government-uk-misleading-000128229.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9uZXdzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEIoE1PhLtvNT7PgOjUMoY8ak0WPGAexjH2bkHe3FNxlPVTODgUMcNTG87c3A-8qGn2kakRUE3EW1bQhzX1LJN3vJjqtRwdbWLdQPar4ogzjvZj_kOMbwjiOnPmV6ZLIEoliS9mBeBUusCKTrZsHWDLv-jYNge30fCNwAl3pL-p5 StopMisleading campaign
Birmingham Live Controversial Universal Credit adverts banned after protests https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/controversial-universal-credit-adverts-banned-17202955 StopMisleading campaign
Politics Home DWP rapped by watchdog over ‘misleading’ Universal Credit adverts https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/social-affairs/welfare/news/107812/dwp-rapped-watchdog-over-misleading-universal-credit StopMisleading campaign
Berkshire Live Government’s universal credit ads slammed and banned by advertising watchdog https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/governments-universal-credit-ads-slammed-17205793 StopMisleading campaign
Premier Christian campaign group welcomes ban of ‘misleading’ Universal Credit ads https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Christian-campaign-group-welcomes-ban-of-misleading-Universal-Credit-ads StopMisleading campaign
Birmingham Live Campaigners demand full investigation into DWP after misleading Universal Credit ads https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/campaigners-demand-investigation-dwp-after-17207235 StopMisleading campaign
Derbyshire Live Advertising watchdog bans government benefits ads that did not ‘accurately reflect the evidence’ https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/advertising-watchdog-bans-government-benefits-3504989 StopMisleading campaign
Channel 4 news (Raji spoke) Government Universal Credit adverts banned by watchdog https://www.channel4.com/news/government-universal-credit-adverts-banned-by-watchdog StopMisleading campaign
Chronicle Live Advert which claimed it was a myth that Universal Credit doesn’t work banned for being ‘misleading’ https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/advert-claimed-myth-universal-credit-17208344 StopMisleading campaign
Inside Housing Watchdog bans government’s Universal Credit adverts for being ‘misleading’ https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/watchdog-bans-governments-universal-credit-adverts-for-being-misleading-64035 StopMisleading campaign
Mortgage Solutions The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) regarding a series of adverts about Universal Credit including one about direct payments to landlords. https://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2019/11/06/dwp-rapped-by-watchdog-over-landlord-payment-claims/ StopMisleading campaign
Daily Record DWP Universal Credit ads banned for misleading public https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/dwp-universal-credit-ads-banned-20823985 StopMisleading campaign
Wales Online Government’s universal credit ads slammed and banned by advertising watchdog https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/governments-universal-credit-ads-slammed-17205793 StopMisleading campaign
Express & Star Universal Credit ads banned for misleading public https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2019/11/06/universal-credit-ads-banned-for-misleading-public/ StopMisleading campaign
ITV news Government’s Universal Credit adverts banned for ‘misleading’ public https://www.itv.com/news/2019-11-06/universal-credit-ads-banned-for-misleading-public/ StopMisleading campaign
Hull Live Advertising watchdog bans government benefits ads that did not ‘accurately reflect the evidence’ https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/advertising-watchdog-bans-government-benefits-3504989 StopMisleading campaign
Newsnight Featured https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1192215699852148741 StopMisleading campaign
BBC Radio 4 (You and yours) Featured StopMisleading campaign
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Talk Radio Featured StopMisleading campaign
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24Housing Government Legal Department was consulted over ‘misleading’ DWP ads https://www.24housing.co.uk/news/government-legal-department-was-consulted-over-misleading-dwp-ads/ StopMisleading campaign
The Negotiator Nationwide foundation to spend over £800,000 funding tenants’ unions https://thenegotiator.co.uk/a-stronger-voice-for-private-tenants-union/ Nationwide funding
Pulse Revised benefits letter still ‘misleading’ GPs about issuing fit notes http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/all-news/revised-benefits-letter-still-misleading-gps-about-issuing-fit-notes/20039024.article ScraptheLetters campaign
Mirror DWP finally scraps ‘misleading’ fit-for-work letters to GPs – but faces new row https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/dwp-finally-scraps-misleading-fit-17491626 ScraptheLetters campaign
Mirror DWP: Advertising watchdog launches investigation into Universal Credit adverts https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-advertising-watchdog-launches-investigation-17478414 Original complaint
Inside Housing Universal Credit: charity launches complaint over DWP ad campaign https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/universal-credit-charity-launches-complaint-over-dwp-ad-campaign-61661 Original complaint
The Guardian Grenfell and the long wait for a tenants’ watchdog https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/28/grenfell-and-the-long-wait-for-a-tenants-watchdog Grenfell
Channel 4 news (Raji spoke) https://www.dropbox.com/s/eahgt0r4r54gqgd/Raji%20Channel%204%20-%2030.05.19%20%28full%20clip%29.mp4?dl=0 Assessment process
24 Housing Mayor unveils new London Housing Panel https://www.24housing.co.uk/news/mayor-unveils-new-london-housing-panel/ London Housing Panel
Development Finance Sadiq Khan reveals new London Housing Panel https://developmentfinancetoday.co.uk/article-desc-7291_Sadiq%20Khan%20reveals%20new%20London%20Housing%20Panel London Housing Panel
Birmingham Live Universal Credit under attack as more than 80 charities unite against ‘dangerous’ adverts https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/universal-credit-adverts-attack-charities-16449906 Original complaint
Birmingham Live DWP’s Universal Credit adverts trigger official complaint from anti-poverty charity https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/universal-credit-adverts-complaint-asa-16350095 Original complaint
Liverpool Echo Official complaint made over DWP’s controversial Universal Credit adverts https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/official-complaint-made-over-dwps-16347183 Original complaint
Mirror Fury as DWP launches taxpayer-funded ‘spin’ campaign to defend Universal Credit https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/fury-dwp-launches-taxpayer-funded-16183343?utm_source=sharebar&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sharebar Original complaint
Mirror DWP has sent 150,000 of the ‘fit for work’ letters that ‘risk patients’ health’ https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/dwp-sent-150000-fit-work-14968771 ScraptheLetters campaign
The BMJ Fit notes for benefit claimants: medical bodies “did not agree” advice to GPs https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1962 ScraptheLetters campaign
PublicSectorFocs A culture of disbelief: why our #Scraptheletters campaign is emblematic of a much wider problem http://flickread.com/edition/html/5cc7fcde6dc3f#28 ScraptheLetters campaign
Huffpost Doctors Tell DWP: We Didn’t Approve Wording Of ‘Misleading’ Benefits Letter https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/dwp-esa65b-letter_uk_5cc49359e4b08e4e3482caad?guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvL0FoSEtMcHdnMHM&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHd-mdagbNPPn83bAEjtLhwOWZOni9SDJCj-wfbh1na-bpQNatVLWht3j9OyUYlviX78uVK52zmNP5xOD55PF7QyLtY5G-bhEEa78dAr6bbedN4QS5I5sVh5YbLY2_mq3KNfxGg_fQfRWT6o1vMgQfra2HOkDkA51r3uLGhtBxRX&guccounter=2 ScraptheLetters campaign
Morning Star Thousands tell Amber Rudd to #ScraptheLetters https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/thousands-tell-amber-rudd-to-scraptheletters ScraptheLetters campaign
The Guardian Scrap ‘misleading’ fit-for-work letter to GPs, says Labour https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/22/scrap-misleading-fit-for-work-letter-to-gps-says-labour-marsha-de-cordova ScraptheLetters campaign
The Guardian Misleading’ DWP letter causing ill and disabled people to lose benefits https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/18/misleading-dwp-letter-causing-ill-and-disabled-people-to-lose-benefits ScraptheLetters campaign
Mirror DWP accused of ‘interfering with GPs’ in letters declaring patients fit for work https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/dwp-accused-interfering-gps-letters-14152914 ScraptheLetters campaign
Huffpost Don’t Give Your Severely Ill Patients Sick Notes For Benefits, DWP Tells GPs https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/dwp-fit-for-work-letters_uk_5c90bbc7e4b0d50544ff8858?guccounter=1 ScraptheLetters campaign
Pulse Patients risk homelessness after DWP sends GPs misleading benefits letters http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/gp-topics/legal/patients-risk-homelessness-after-dwp-sends-gps-misleading-benefits-letters/20038405.article ScraptheLetters campaign
Mental Health Today “Backdoor policies” denying people with mental illnesses access to ESA https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/government-policy/backdoor-policies-denying-people-with-mental-illnesses-access-to-esa ScraptheLetters campaign
Channel 4 news (Raji spoke) Welfare contract worth billions up for grabs https://www.channel4.com/news/welfare-contract-worth-billions-up-for-grabs Assessment process
Fabian Society A TIMELY LESSON https://fabians.org.uk/a-timely-lesson/ Social Security benefits
Huffpost Universal Credit: This Is What It’s Like Surviving On Benefits At A Time Of Huge Change In The System https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/universal-credit-surviving-on-benefits-under-welfare-reform_uk_5bbf3922e4b040bb4e7f82b8 Universal Credit
The Guardian Are you Daniel Blake? Here’s a guide to using our nightmarish benefits system https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/18/daniel-blake-guide-benefits-system-welfare-claimants Social Security benefits
Increasing Access – Allen & Overy pro bono magazine (10-15) The growing need for free legal advice http://www.allenovery.com/corporate-responsibility/Documents/Increasing%20Access%20Jun-Nov%202019%20-%20Issue%204.pdf Tribunal project
Morrison Foerster MOFO LONDON PARTNERS WITH Z2K TO WIN MUCH NEEDED DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR CLIENTS https://together.mofo.com/pro-bono/mofo-london-partners-with-z2k-to-win-much-needed-disability-benefits-for-clients/ Tribunal project