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Liz questions Employment Minister on Universal Credit

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Liz Kendall MP calls for rollout of Universal Credit to be stopped

Watch my question to the Government: Ministers talk as if all the lessons about Universal Credit have been learnt but the evidence in Leicester shows this simply isn’t the case. One in five people are still not receiving their full payment within five weeks. Since UC was introduced, Leicester’s Action Homeless Foodstop has seen a 20% increase in the number of people being referred. Rollout of Universal Credit must be stopped and a fundamental review carried out.

Posted by Liz Kendall on Wednesday, 9 January 2019

On 8 January Labour secured an Urgent Question in Parliament following reports that the Government has delayed a vote on moving 3 million people currently claiming benefits including Housing Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance – known as ‘legacy’ benefits – onto Universal Credit, and has instead decided to pilot this for around 10,000 people. I challenged the Minister on the continuing problems with Universal Credit that we are seeing in Leicester and called on the Government to stop the rollout and secure fundamental reforms.

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