To: David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Pause Universal Credit

Pause Universal Credit

Halt the roll out of Universal Credit and fix its flaws.

Why is this important?

The Universal Credit programme is pushing people into poverty, debt and homelessness.  It is due to be rolled out in County Durham in mid December leaving thousands of people at risk of delayed and incorrect payments over Christmas and the coldest months of the year. 

The Department of Work and Pensions should halt any further rollout of Universal Credit and require the Department of Work and Pensions to undertake a fundamental review that takes into account the needs, views and experiences of those directly affected.

County Durham and Darlington

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Reasons for signing

  • Six weeks too long and even if you had savings which many most likely do not you still have to pay the housing benefit and other bills. Also less money.
  • 6 weeks is far to long to wait for families and for anyone to have to go without money .
  • more money should be paid under universal credit plus even a months wait is too long we shoudnt need advances except were forced to under stupid wait of 6 weeks and underwhelming 317 pound plus people are unable to cope these advances are not enough money either.


2017-11-15 06:16:57 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-13 22:41:50 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-09 14:04:01 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-09 07:16:12 +0000

10 signatures reached