Thursday 23 September 2021 / 12:58 PM Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds comments on reports of a government U-turn on Universal Credit

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on reports of a government U-turn on Universal Credit, said:


“The Government should be less concerned with their reputation and more concerned with helping working families facing a very difficult winter as a result of this government’s choices. Rising food costs, tax hikes, the energy crisis and cuts to Universal Credit are a perfect storm facing working families. It’s not too late for the Government to change course and cancel their cut.


“Labour is on the side of working people, that’s why we would maintain the uplift and reduce the taper rate to allow people to keep more of the money they earn when we replace Universal Credit.”