Friday, 4 November 2016

Corbyn Slams Universal Credit As ‘Institutional Barbarity’

The government is once again under pressure from outside about cuts being made to a key part of the welfare system.  Jeremy Corbyn focused on the cuts being made to Universal Credit, which he accused Theresa May of trying to “slip them through the back door.” The PM replied: “The introduction of universal credit was an important reform.” Corbyn hit back on the cuts, saying they are the same ones David Cameron tried to push through on tax credits. He also highlighted research that stated three million families will be £1,000 worse off from the cuts.  Corbyn highlighted research, which underlined the relationship between benefits sanctions and the rise in use of food banks, as well as one in five UC sanctions ending in a claimant becoming homeless. Read more on 24housing.

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