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East of England Liberal Democrats

Universal Credit needs investment, not just reform

January 14, 2019 11:00 AM
Originally published by North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats

Universal Credit logoBedford Borough Liberal Democrat Universal Credit spokesperson Dean Crofts has warned the Conservatives must commit to "major investment" to remedy the problems with Universal Credit. Dean said The Conservative's botched roll-out of Universal Credit continues to cause real pain and misery that must be stopped. Liberal Democrats demand better than the Conservatives' cruel policy of balancing the books on the backs of the poor."

Dean added "Instead of putting the most vulnerable in society through another 12 months of misery, Rudd should end the benefits freeze immediately and fully restore the billions the Tories' cut from Universal Credit's Work Allowance. That is the major investment we need. Failure to do so will see this crisis go on and on."