Friday 2 October 2020 / 10:35 PM Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds responds to Resolution Foundation report showing 1 in 3 working-age households across ‘Red Wall’ set to have incomes cut by £1,000

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, responding to a Resolution Foundation report showing one-in-three working-age households across the ‘Red Wall’ regions are set to have their incomes cut by £1,000, said:

“It’s unbelievable that the Government is considering cutting Universal Credit in the middle of a jobs crisis, in which they themselves admit 4 million jobs could be lost.

“Families in the North, Midlands and Wales would be hit hard by this cut. We cannot risk condemning parts of the UK back to the dark days of Thatcher, with mass unemployment and families struggling to get by.

“The Government must do all it can to strengthen the safety net to prevent families and individuals from sliding further into hardship not cut it during this crisis.”