2015/ Michael signs motion calling for Government to stop planned Universal Credit cut
Michael signs motion calling for Government to stop planned Universal Credit cut
Posted by Fé5pc on November 06, 2015
Michael 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.