Universal Credit helpline charges to be scrapped following challenge by Jeremy Corbyn

guardian uc charges scrappedFrom The Guardian: The Universal Credit helpline will be made free, along with other Department for Work and Pensions numbers, after Jeremy Corbyn last week challenged the government over the 55p-a-minute charge for people using mobile phones to get help.

David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, told MPs that all charges would be abolished by the end of the year.

The move is a victory for Corbyn after he asked Theresa May about the issue at prime minister’s questions last week. Read more