Polegate MP Welcomes Boost To Universal Credits

Tuesday 29th November 2016

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An announcement by the Chancellor last Wednesday, confirming that the Treasury will put £1 billion towards softening the effects of Universal Credits, has been welcomed by Polegate’s MP.

The change, which follows lobbying by Maria Caulfield together with former Work & Pensions Secretary Ian Duncan-Smith & Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen, is expected to benefit some three million households.

Welcoming the announcement, Maria said, “I am delighted by this decision. Although I agree that our welfare system must continue to make work pay, I felt that the many concerns over the severity of changes to Universal Credits - as raised by people across the country, as well as within my constituency - needed to be heard.

“I was therefore, very pleased to co-sign a letter to the Chancellor, requesting that the changes to Universal Credits are softened, and very much welcome this important move for families across my constituency of Lewes.”

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