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To: Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Make Universal Credit pay enough to live off

Make Universal Credit pay enough to live off

Urgently fix the problems with Universal Credit so that people are receiving enough money to survive.

Why is this important?

I claim Universal Credit and it isn’t nearly enough to live on - especially with the increased costs of the pandemic. I have to make difficult decisions about what to spend my money on.

Universal Credit has never been fit for purpose - but with increased cuts, the four year benefit freeze, and rising cost of living it's getting harder and harder to make ends meet.

In the last 6 months millions more people - struggling during the pandemic - have had to survive on Universal Credit. With the furlough scheme coming to an end and the economic fallout of coronavirus very much still to come, this number is only going to increase.

We need to urgently fix the problems with Universal Credit so that people are getting enough money to survive, and get through this pandemic.


Reasons for signing

  • Put the greedy mp’s on universal credit for a year and see how they feel
  • Rents either need to come down or housing benefit needs to match rent prices.
  • Struggling financially as a self employed person

Updates

2020-10-10 21:43:51 +0100

100,000 signatures reached

2020-08-28 19:57:20 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2020-08-14 10:41:15 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2020-08-13 20:22:40 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2020-08-13 19:12:59 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2020-08-12 20:15:06 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-08-12 18:13:18 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-08-12 17:35:05 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-08-12 17:32:17 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-08-12 17:31:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-08-12 17:29:24 +0100

10 signatures reached