Wednesday 5 February 2020 / 7:17 PM DWP / Margaret Greenwood

Prime Minister’s claims about Universal Credit getting people into work simply wrong – Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the news from UK Statistics Authority which confirmed the Prime Minister’s claim about the number of people in work because of Universal Credit was false, said:

“The Prime Minister’s claim that Universal Credit has succeeded in getting 200,000 people into work is simply wrong. Even his own government has said that this cannot be measured.

“It is vital that the Prime Minister gets his facts straight. Anything less is to let down all of those people who are on Universal Credit.

“Boris Johnson must apologise and correct the record immediately.”