Tuesday 29 September 2020 / 5:01 AM Universal Credit

Government must end the five week wait on Universal Credit – Seema Malhotra

Seema Malhotra, Shadow Minister for Employment, commenting on a report published by Human Rights Watch on how ‘tech-driven’ changes of the UK’s benefits system is increasing poverty, said:

“Labour has called on the Government to end the five-week wait and convert Universal Credit advances into grants to prevent the debt and hardship many families are enduring.

“Labour will replace Universal Credit with a system that offers a proper social security safety net and decent support to all.”