- The next Labour Government will scrap Universal Credit
- The controversial scheme is said to be responsible for driving people into poverty
- Luke Pollard MP: “the whole system has created real pain and misery”
The Conservative’s flagship welfare reform scheme will cease to exist under a future Labour Government, Jeremy Corbyn has announced. The brainchild of former Secretary of State Iain Duncan Smith, Universal Credit is a six-in-one benefit payment that was introduced by the Tory’s in 2010 to widespread condemnation from members of the public.
The Labour leader announced that the next Labour Government would end the controversial scheme and replace it with a fairer system. As well as announcing, that the five week wait for payment, would make way for a two-week support window; Mr Corbyn also pledged that there would be greater support for larger families in getting rid of the two child limit.
Luke Pollard MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport says:
“Ever since the Conservatives introduced Universal Credit we’ve seen just how cruel, inhumane and faulty the Universal Credit system is. The roll out has been a disaster, with damaging consequences like making people wait for 5 weeks to get it, limiting it to two children and unjust sanctions. I’m proud that in the next Labour Government we will scrap Universal Credit, that has created a system of misery, pain, poverty and debt.”