Wednesday 14 July 2021 / 12:01 AM Jonathan Reynolds / Universal Credit

The Government’s plan to cut Universal Credit for millions of families is morally and economically wrong – Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, commenting on a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which warns millions of households will be unable to afford a minimum wage living standard once Universal Credit is cut, said:

“The Government’s plan to cut Universal Credit for millions of families by £1,000 a year is morally and economically wrong.

“Under this Government millions of children are already living in poverty; this cut will only make things harder.

“It is time the Government saw sense, backed struggling families and cancelled their cut to Universal Credit. Labour would replace Universal Credit with a fairer social security system .”