I was interested to see this post, as I’ve recently been told that my area is going to roll out Universal Credit, and so I went onto the government website to see how I would be affected and, at the present rates, I’m going to end up being around £2,400 a year worse off – I’m really looking forward to both starving, and freezing, while also being housebound, and also unable to keep myself, or my home, clean!
Universal Credit is a disgrace, and the Tories have so much blood on their hands already, I guess they don’t care that it’s going to get very much worse for anyone who is being forced on to it 😦
More than the usual ‘system error’.
The controversy about Universal Credit continues to develop.
Today the Currant Bun, not the Claimants’ chum, headlines
At least two dozen have signed a letter to the Treasury highlighting their fears to the Chancellor – urging him that an extra £2billion is needed for the reform.
Around a million people are expected to go onto Universal Credit next year as part of the rollout to everyone over the next five years.
The letter reads: “As it stands 3.2million working families are expected to be worse off, with an average loss of £48 a week.
“Enabling hard working parents to keep more of what they earn and thus encouraging them to take up more work is at the heart of Conservative policy.
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