'This is not social security' say universal credit protesters in Fife

Protesters outside Glenrothes Jobcentre this morning

Protesters are gathering outside job centres around the country today demanding the government reverses the roll-out of universal credit.

Trade unions, politicians and claimants have raised repeated concerns about issues with the new benefit - including a lengthy wait for people receiving their first payment.

From today, various welfare benefits including job seekers allowance and child tax credits are being paid in one monthly sum.

There are also fears it'll put more people into rent arrears, because housing payments are now given directly to the claimant, not the landlord.

Tam Kirby from Fife People's Assembly has been speaking to Kingdom FM News at a demonstration at the Job Centre in Glenrothes:

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