Thursday 2 February 2017 / 2:10 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Debbie Abrahams responds to Government’s ‘Fuller Working Lives’ strategy

Debbie Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and
Pensions Secretary,
commenting
on the Government’s ‘Fuller Working Lives’ strategy, said:

“It’s right that the Government is taking
steps to boost employment for older people.

“However, more than half a million
workers aged over 50 rely on in-work support – and that support is at risk of
being rolled back through Universal Credit.

“That’s why Labour is calling on the
Tories to reverse cuts to Universal Credit, which could see some older workers
worse off by £2,600 a year.”