Universal Credit Debate

Posted on December 6th, 2017

Tuesday 6 December saw Parliament have an important debate on the Government’s Universal Credit scheme as it has driven debt, arrears and evictions which has caused real suffering for people acorss the UK.

The Labour Party has forced the Government to publish its own confidential reports into the impact of Universal Credit’s rollout.

The Conservative Government is failing working people. Real wages are lower now than they were in 2010 and in-work poverty is at a record high. Universal Credit is making matters even worse, leading to increased debt, mounting arrears and increased homelessness.

This Conservative Government has attempted to completely ignore Parliament’s vote to pause and fix Universal Credit. The Government must listen and act, before millions of people are made worse off.

A Labour Government will ensure an economy that ends austerity and supports those in work.