Thursday 11 October 2018 / 3:58 PM Margaret Greenwood / Universal Credit

Now Esther McVey has admitted people will be worse off under Universal Credit, the Conservatives have no excuse

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to Esther McVey admitting that people will be worse off under Universal Credit, said:

“Now that Esther McVey has admitted that people will be worse off under Universal Credit, this Conservative Government has no excuse for pushing ahead with their shameful programme.

“This exposes Number 10’s claim this week that no family will receive less money under Universal Credit as fiction. The evidence shows that millions of people will be worse off.

“The Government must stop the rollout now before millions of families are plunged into poverty and put at risk of homelessness.”