Friday 15 June 2018 / 8:02 AM Margaret Greenwood

The Government has shamelessly ignored warning after warning about the devastating impact their flagship welfare reform has had on people’s lives – Margaret Greenwood MP

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow DWP Secretary, commenting on the NAO’s report on Universal Credit, said:

“This report shows just how disastrously wrong the Conservatives have got the roll out of Universal Credit.

“The Government has shamelessly ignored warning after warning about the devastating impact their flagship welfare reform has had on people’s lives. It’s because of their failure that people are being forced into debt, rent arrears and to rely on food banks to survive.

“The Conservatives must show some compassion to the people struggling to cope. They must pause and fix Universal Credit as matter of urgency so that no more vulnerable people are pushed into poverty because of their policies.”