Thursday, October 11, 2018

Universal Credit

The work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey, has admitted some families will be “worse off” under universal credit, after the prime minister’s spokesman said no one would lose out as they moved on to universal credit.

McVey told a cabinet meeting that half of lone parents and about two-thirds of working-age couples with children would lose the equivalent of £2,400 a year.

 Former Tory PM, John Major, said that the controversial welfare overhaul could end up being as damaging as the poll tax. His view was shared by the former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown urged the government to abandon the full national rollout, suggesting Britain was otherwise on course for a summer of discontent and poll tax-style chaos.

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