Michael Dugher MP

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Michael signs motion calling for Government to stop planned Universal Credit cut

Stop_the_tax_credit_cut_infographic.jpgMichael has signed Early Day Motion 620, which calls on the Government to scrap planned cuts to the work allowance component of Universal Credit.


The Government is planning on implementing a cut in the work allowance from £9,000 to £5,000 without a debate in Parliament. The work allowance for some single parent households is currently set at £9,000. But Government plans to reduce this figure to £5,000 could mean that a single parent earning the national minimum wage will start to lose out after working just 12 hours a week, instead of the current 22.

Labour is also calling on the Government to stop the tax credit cut, which will cost working families £1,300 on average from April 2016.

 


You can join the campaign and sign Labour's petitionhere.

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