Children are relying on PM to keep the lifeline
Along with 100 other organisations, Save the Children has signed a joint letter to the prime minister, published on 2nd September, calling on him to abandon the planned cut to Universal Credit.
Commenting on the letter Dan Paskins, Director of UK Impact at Save the Children, said:
“Almost 3.5 million children in the UK live in households that will be hit by the government’s scheduled cut to Universal Credit. If ministers don’t change course, many more of those children will see their families pushed into poverty.
“Parents we work with tell us they’re relying on the £20 increase to pay for food, clothes and other essentials for themselves and their children. Without it, many won’t even be able to cover the basics without being forced into debt.
“Children are relying on the prime minister to heed advice from his own MPs and poverty experts and keep the lifeline.”
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