Why Universal Credit must be stopped and scrapped.
Universal Credit is the punishing regime due to be more widely imposed on people with low incomes both those in and out of work.
DPAC believes that UC has too many flaws to be simply paused and fixed – it must be stopped and scrapped. UC is rotten to the core.
Universal Credit replaces six benefits
- Child Tax Credit,
- Housing Benefit,
- Income Support,
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance,
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Working Tax Credit.
Seven million households will be affected, including over one million low paid part-time workers. For the first time ever people in work could face being sanctioned (having their benefits stopped) if they don’t prove to the job centre that they’re searching for better paid work or more hours. Pensioner couples will also be affected if one of them is under pension age.
Universal Credit is an economic and political disaster bringing further distress and impoverishment to those forced to endure it. To date at least £15.8 billion has been wasted on its implementation.
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