Wednesday 17 June 2020 / 8:05 AM Poverty

2/3 families on UC forced into lockdown debt – Kate Green responds

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Child Poverty Strategy, responding to 2/3 families on Universal Credit have been forced into lockdown debt, said:

“This heart-breaking report demonstrates how hard the Covid-19 crisis is hitting low income families with children, especially those who were already living below the poverty line before the crisis, and those from BAME backgrounds. Measures taken by the Government aren’t doing enough to help parents meet the bills. Labour is calling for the two-child limit and the benefit cap to be lifted, and for an end to the 5-week wait for Universal Credit, so that parents can afford the basics without going into debt, and to prevent more children being plunged into poverty.”