UNISON responds to CPAG report on Universal Credit failings

Dave Prentis comments on a report from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) into Universal Credit failings.

Commenting on a report published today (Monday) by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) on Universal Credit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“It’s wrong that working people are losing money because of flaws in the system.

“This is causing chaos as this report starkly highlights. No family should be hundreds of pounds worse off just because of when they’re paid. It means they can’t budget.

“The government has created this mess and it needs fixing quickly.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON has written to every MP asking them to raise the issue with the secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey.
– UNISON first raised the problems around Universal Credit payments with the Department for Work and Pensions in 2016.
– The CPAG report is available here.

Media contacts:
Clare Santry T: 0207 121 5546 M: 07944 191479 E: c.santry@unison.co.uk