Thursday 4 April 2019 / 2:10 PM Universal Credit

Damning DWP research on Universal Credit – Greenwood responds

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the damning DWP research about the impact of Universal Credit, said:

“It is shameful that the Government’s own survey should find that nearly eight out of ten of those moving from Tax Credits to Universal Credit are struggling with their bills.

“Why has the Government only published these findings now, if the research was conducted between October 2016 and July 2017?

“Universal Credit should be helping people out of poverty; instead it is pushing many people into debt and towards food banks.

“The Government must take notice of its own research and stop Universal Credit as a matter of urgency before more people are pushed into poverty.”