Friday 3 May 2019 / 2:14 PM Universal Credit

Shameful that Government wasted money to justify lower payments to group of disabled people – Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the news that the Government was defeated again on Universal Credit migration, said:

“This judgment highlights just how badly the Government failed severely disabled people living without a carer, when it forced them onto Universal Credit.

“It is shameful that the Government has wasted public money trying to justify a lower level of payments to this group of disabled people, who need support to live independently.

“The level set was far short of the loss they have suffered. Disabled people should not have to fight through the courts to receive the support they should be entitled to.

“The judgment now leaves the Government’s plans for the managed migration of Universal Credit in chaos. The Government must stop the roll out of Universal Credit.”