During my meeting with the Minister for Employment, I highlighted a number of issues which constituents have raised with my office regarding Universal Credit (UC). For example, people receiving four weekly wages meaning they missing a UC payment at least once a year; Student loans being classed as income and affecting someone’s Universal Credit claim.
I have been campaigning for improvements to Universal Credit since my election in 2015 and have voted against the UK Government’s welfare cuts at every opportunity. The public petition I have created has been signed by hundreds of Inverclyde constituents who have raised their concerns about the policy.
I hope the Minister will take on-board the issues I have raised and look forward to receiving his written reply as an update in due course.