Saturday 13 October 2018 / 12:01 AM Work and Pensions

Margaret Greenwood comments on Resolution Foundation report on the benefit freeze

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the Resolution Foundation report on the benefit freeze, said:

“This is yet more shocking evidence that Theresa May is failing to keep her promise to end austerity.

“Today’s report shows that £1.6 billion in cuts are yet to come from the Tories’ benefit freeze alone.

“Only Labour will end austerity and transform our social security system so that it provides security and dignity for all.

“Labour will end the benefit freeze, introduce a Real Living Wage of £10 an hour and put tackling poverty at the heart of government policy again.”