Thursday 5 August 2021 / 2:45 PM Jonathan Reynolds / Universal Credit

Jonathan Reynolds responds to PM’s comments on Universal Credit

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the Prime Minister’s comments that the cut to Universal Credit was likely to take place in September:

“Taking £1,000 a year from millions of struggling families, inflicting the biggest overnight cut to social security in modern times, is economically and morally the wrong decision. Yet again this Government have shown they aren’t on the side of working people.

“With record levels of in-work poverty, the Prime Minister is completely ignorant when he says this is a choice between work and social security.

“The Prime Minister must see sense, back struggling families and cancel this devastating cut. Labour will do everything possible to fight this cut and replace Universal Credit with a fairer social security system.”