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  • Delays in payments of Universal Credit are sending victims back to abusive partners

    Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on single household Universal Credit payments putting claimants at risk of domestic abuse, said: “Universal Credit single household payments make it easier for perpetrators of domestic abuse to control and exploit their victims, leaving vulnerable people – often women and children – wholly reliant on an abusive partner for money to fulfil even their most basic needs.

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