Tuesday 21 January 2020 / 7:30 AM Margaret Greenwood / Work and Pensions

“Reckless” – Margaret Greenwood responds to the Resolution Foundation’s Universal Credit report

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the Resolution Foundation’s report on the roll out of Universal Credit, said:

“This report carefully documents how the Conservatives’ key social security policy, Universal Credit, is failing many people in the Liverpool City Region and across the UK because of major flaws in its design and implementation.

“Rolling six benefits into one whilst imposing severe cuts and moving to a ‘digital by default’ system was simply reckless.

“It is completely wrong to leave people on low incomes, often without savings, waiting five weeks for payment.

“Labour is calling on the government as a matter of urgency to end the five week wait, the two child limit and the brutal and punitive system that they have created over the last decade.”

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Notes to editors

Universal Credit’s regional divide exposed https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/universal-credits-regional-divide-exposed-21323330