Tuesday 20 July 2021 / 6:10 PM Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds responds to Social Mobility Commission report

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the nation report 2021, said:

“It is a national disgrace that under this Government millions of children are in poverty. Child poverty is not inevitable – it is as a direct result of the choices this Government has made.

“The Government’s plans to cut Universal Credit for millions of families will hit the lowest paid hardest and push more children into poverty. It is time the Government saw sense, backed struggling families and cancelled their cut to Universal Credit.

“Labour would cancel the £20 cut, scrap the two-child limit and replace Universal Credit with a fairer social security system.”