Former Work & Pensions Secretary wants Universal Credit raise for families? Tough.

Did Stephen Crabb not read the memos when he was running the department responsible for benefits?

The Tories aren’t interested in keeping families out of poverty! They’re all about putting families in poverty – so they spend the rest of their lives working their fingers to the bone to get back out again (something they’ll never do, because they are more profitable for employers if they’re in debt).

A Conservative MP has called on the UK government to increase benefits for families for a year.

Stephen Crabb said increasing the child element of universal credit would help families at risk of poverty from the coronavirus crisis.

The former Work and Pensions Secretary said many families faced losing their jobs and a “big drop” in income.

The UK government said it was committed to supporting the lowest-paid families and had taken “significant steps”.

Crabb’s old minister – the DWP – soon put him straight:

The Department for Work and Pensions said: “The UK government is committed to supporting the lowest-paid families and has already taken significant steps including ending the benefit freeze and increasing work incentives.

“We understand the current challenges many are facing which is why we injected £6.5bn into the welfare system, including increasing universal credit and working tax credit by up to £1,040 a year, as well as rolling out income protection schemes, mortgage holidays and additional support for renters.”

Translation: “We made a show of putting money in. We know it isn’t enough. Tough.”

Source: Tory MP Stephen Crabb calls for universal credit increase for families – BBC News

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One Comment

  1. kateuk June 27, 2020 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Stephen Crabb knows that nothing will change, he probably doesn’t want anything to change. He’s just saying it so that it looks as if he’s trying to help people, and hoping that will make him more popular.

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