Friday 11 January 2019 / 1:13 PM Margaret Greenwood / Universal Credit

It’s a disgrace that single mothers have had to take Government to court over Universal Credit – Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on four single mothers winning their High Court challenge over the Government’s Universal Credit programme, said:

“It’s a disgrace that four single mothers have had to take the Government to court because of the impact that Universal Credit has had on their lives.

“The rigid assessment system cannot cope with something as basic as incomes that fluctuate from month to month. The High Court’s ruling confirms once again that Universal Credit is failing people on low pay and pushing many into hardship simply because of when their payday falls.

“The Tories must stop the roll out of Universal Credit to ensure no more people are plunged into poverty and deprivation.”