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Universal Credit figures

Mike Amesbury MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Minister, responding to Universal Credit statistics released today, said “Universal Credit is clearly failing. People are still being left weeks waiting for payments and being pushed into poverty as a result.

“Over one in ten people making a new claim are not getting any payment at all on time. This is forcing many into debt, rent arrears and with no choice but to turn to food banks to survive.

“Labour will stop the roll out of Universal Credit and ensure that our social security system is there for any of us should we need it.”