Thursday 14 January 2021 / 10:29 AM Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds comments on the Prime Minister’s remarks confirming his commitment to cutting Universal Credit for millions of families in a few weeks time

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, commenting on the Prime Minister’s remarks at the Liaison Committee confirming his commitment to cutting Universal Credit for millions of families in a few weeks time, said:

“At Prime Minister’s Questions today the Prime Minister said the government will do everything it can to ensure no child goes hungry.

“If hard-pressed families are to believe a word he says, the Prime Minister must immediately scrap his planned cut of £1,000 a year to Universal Credit which will drive more families into poverty and leave more children going hungry.

“We’ve had the worst recession of any major economy and 23,000 people are losing their jobs every week. Yet rather than support people through this crisis Boris Johnson wants to hit family finances, with a triple whammy of council tax rises, pay freezes and social security cuts.”