Universal Credit is another Tory postcode lottery making poorer people even worse-off

Thanks should go to the Resolution Foundation for exposing the Tory government again.

Universal Credit is a poor excuse for a benefit, in comparison to its forerunners.

On average, it might make 39 per cent of people better-off – but 46 per cent lose out. How is that helping?

And Resolution Foundation research has shown that it favours people living in more affluent areas, where working families pay higher rents.

Single parents, out-of-work single people and disabled people (of course) all fare badly under the new system.

So places like Liverpool, which has a relatively high proportion of all three kinds of people, also fare badly.

In Liverpool, only 32 per cent of families are seeing an increase in benefit payments; a massive 52 per cent are worse-off.

Is it a coincidence that Liverpool is also a strongly Labour-supporting area?

Source: Universal Credit’s regional divide exposed as 52% of Liverpool families worse off – Mirror Online

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2 thoughts on “Universal Credit is another Tory postcode lottery making poorer people even worse-off

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    UC was never to help the peasants it’s only rule is to beat all on benefits look at people’s working it pull one in to the JCP to ask whots it doing to get off benefits while they might only b getting child tax relief it beggers belief how they can and do get away with its cruel system

  2. Loony

    I’m absolutely dreading when the time comes for the forced migration to UC hits me. It’s a black cloud of fear driven anxiety that’s been looming for years now.
    I fall into 3 out of the groups worst hit by it. I’m a disabled, single mother, living (or rather just about surviving) in the “affluent South” that is very deprived yet private rented accommodation costs are exorbitantly high and ofcourse LHA rates are nowhere the rents being charged. Often housing association “affordable rents” need to be “topped up”!

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