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Margaret Greenwood responds to reports that the Universal Credit rollout is being delayed

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to reports that the Universal Credit rollout is being delayed, said “Hopefully the Government is waking up to the devastating implications of its so-called ‘managed migration’ to Universal Credit.

“However, Universal Credit is deeply flawed and many people are due to move onto it outside of managed migration. The policy is simply not working: it is pushing many families into poverty, rent arrears and to food banks.

“The Government needs to stop the roll out of Universal Credit as a matter of urgency and deliver a social security system that supports people rather than one that pushes many into poverty.”