Today the government is removing £20 a week from 4.4 million households receiving Universal Credit. New CPP analysis shows that over 1 in 5 households in London and the North of England are currently in receipt of Universal Credit. The decision to go ahead with the cut works against the government’s levelling up agenda as it widens income inequality both within and between regions. With living costs rising this is a critical moment. Government must reverse the Universal Credit cut and invest in the long term health and education of our communities.
Number of people on universal credit (May 2021): https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/metadata/dashboards/uch/index.html
Number of households data (2020): Households by household size, regions of England and UK constituent countries - Office for National Statistics