Monday 1 February 2021 / 11:13 AM Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds responds to renewed pressure from Conservative backbenchers to extend £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to reports on renewed pressure from Conservative backbenchers to extend the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credit, said:

“Britain had the worst recession of any major economy because of the Government’s incompetence and indecision.

“Even the Government’s own MPs do not support the Chancellor’s planned cut to Universal Credit, taking £1000 a year from millions of families already struggling in this pandemic.

“The Government are running out of time to do the right thing, give certainty to families and secure our economy, by cancelling their disastrous cut to Universal Credit.”