Thursday 29 April 2021 / 6:06 PM Jonathan Reynolds / Work and Pensions

Jonathan Reynolds comments on High Court granting claimants of ‘legacy benefits’ permission to challenge Government decision not to uprate those benefits

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the High Court granting claimants of ‘legacy benefits’ permission to challenge the Government’s decision not to uprate those benefits in line with Universal Credit, said:

“This is a welcome judgement on the frankly unjustifiable decision the Conservatives took to withhold the £20 uplift from those receiving some types of benefits, including disability support and carers allowance. Labour has always maintained the uplift should have been extended to those on legacy benefits right from the start of this crisis.

“It simply isn’t right that people are struggling to get by because the Conservatives think they are on the ‘wrong’ type of benefit. They must extend the uplift to those on legacy benefits and confirm they have scrapped their plans to cut Universal Credit later this year.”