Petition Abolish Universal Credits before it puts majority of the UK in poverty
The new Universal Credit replaces JSA, Income Support, ESA, Housing Benefit, Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits.
BILLIONS taken from the needy and most vulnerable in society.
Universal Credit is about cutting the Social Security bill meaning millions will be worse off.
Once fully implemented Universal Credit will mean easier sanctioning forcing people to live off nothing.
Housing subsidy will be time limited for some 18-21 year olds forcing more to be homeless.
Support for child care drastically cut.
Disability elements cut or abolished altogether.
Thousands of small businesses will be forced out of business.
Some rates are lower than current benefit rates.
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Other parliamentary business
MPs debate the roll-out of Universal Credit
On Wednesday 18 October MPs debated pausing the roll-out of Universal Credit full service.
You can watch the debate here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/afc8f66c-ce05-40a5-a3ab-b9665bc636b4?in=13:28:25
You can read the debate here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-10-18/debates/1AFAAEAD-A28E-4037-A38F-7D4CC41CC049/UniversalCreditRoll-Out
Tell MPs about your experiences with Universal Credit
Have you recently applied for Universal Credit? If so, a committee of MPs would like to hear from you.
You can tell us whatever you think is important about your experience with Universal Credit. You could also think about these questions:
How easy was it to apply? Were there any problems?
Did you get your payment when and how you expected to?
Has Universal Credit changed how you budget for things like rent, food and bills?
Tell us about your experiences applying for Universal Credit by filling in our comment form:
The comment form will close on Thursday 19 October.
You can find out more about the Committee’s inquiry here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/inquiry/
Thank you for your time. We hope to hear from you soon.
The Work and Pensions Committee.
What is the Work and Pensions Committee?
The Work and Pensions Committee looks at and questions how the Government Department for Work and Pensions:
• is run
• spends money
• decides on its policies
It's a cross-party committee and is independent of the Government.
You can find out more about the Work and Pensions Committee on its website: www.parliament.uk/workpencom
You can follow the Work and Pensions Committee on Twitter: @CommonsWorkPen
This is a ‘select committee’. Find out how Select Committees work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_2RDuDs44c&feature=youtu.be