“For the last two and a half years I’ve proposed that we put the money that has been taken out back in.”
Posts Tagged: Universal Credit
If the Budget choice this year is between supporting the new system or raising tax thresholds, the answer is a no brainer.
WATCH: “They will be protected” – the Prime Minister’s pledge to people transitioning onto Universal Credit
“We are putting transitional protections in…so people who are moved onto Universal Credit will not see any reduction.”
Robert Halfon: No to Ted Clubberlang Conservatism, no to Deliveroo Conservatism, yes to Workers’ Conservatism
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
Rees-Mogg is “worried” by reports that working families will lose money. Plus: how should May pitch for Labour voters? And why he is “always on good behaviour.”
The prospect of millions of families losing out financially makes ministers jittery – as, presumably, those briefing the press intend.
The Shadow Chancellor says it’s “in shambles” and “iniquitous”.
Alok Sharma: Go to jobcentres, listen to claimants and staff – and you’ll hear the case for Universal Credit loud and clear
The legacy benefits system is a mix of six benefits, has three cliff-edges – and punishes extra hours. It lets people down and holds them back.
“I remember the single mother who told me she wanted to get into the workplace…but the JobCentre had told her she’d be better off on benefits.”
Corbyn united the Tory tribe by describing it as sullen.
This is a robust, Conservative policy that enhances the stability of our society by encouraging and supporting prudent financial decision-making.
Plus: The Sports Minister speaks to a stranger on the tube. Phone-in callers back Universal Credit. And: It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home…
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
Adopting the lexicon of the left muddles our thinking and undermines proper understanding of our positions.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.