Monday 10 April 2017 / 11:19 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This is too little too late for working families who face Tory cuts to Universal Credit – Debbie Abrahams

Debbie
Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary,
commenting on the Government’s
reduction to the Universal Credit taper rate, which takes effect today, said:

“This
is too little, too late for those working families who face Tory cuts to
Universal Credit that will see some worse off by £2,600 a year.

“The
Chancellor is stealing pounds with his left hand and paying back pence with his
right. For some, including many self-employed workers, these changes will make
up less than seven per cent of losses from cuts elsewhere.

“Labour
is demanding the Government fully reverse cuts to in-work support that will
penalise millions of working families.”