Working families will be ‘worse off’ under Universal Credit scheme

Another daft idea from IDS

Street Democracy - where it should reach - Our Streets! Emily Dugan Thursday 11 July 2013


Some working families will be worse off under Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship Universal Credit – even though it was intended to encourage people back into work, according to research published today. The Government was last night accused of reneging on its promises and “failing to make work pay” as a Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) study reveals that many parents working longer hours on low pay could end up poorer under the new benefit.

Street Democracy writes: ‘Working families will be ‘worse off’ under Universal Credit scheme’ is something we have known from the start. The reforms were designed to be brutal forcing the poor to find alternative incomes, like work. This has the Tories all over it, as if the poor can find work that pays well and financially uplifts them out of poverty.

Westminster is full of dysfunctional polices that ‘shouts’ the Tory Government who have no depth to…

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