TORY UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT AND NATIONAL INSRUANCE HIKE IS DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
The Tories’ £1,040 per year cut to Universal Credit is a hammer blow to low-income households, with more than a third of claimants in low paid work facing the double whammy of paying an additional £100 a year in National Insurance contributions.
This is in the context of UK inflation rising to 3.2%, its highest level since 1997, creating huge pressures on low-income households, as energy prices soar with research suggesting that one in eight people will struggle to afford food.
The Tory UK Government knows the devastating impact these policies will have on low-income households, and I therefore challenged the UK Government to publish full impact assessments of these regressive policies.
Watch the exchange below.