MP rebellion over welfare & utility bills
THERESA May was hit with a double rebellion by her own MPs over welfare and energy prices on the eve of the Tory conference.
The PM’s bid to reform the welfare system was at risk yesterday after Tory rebels called for a halt to Universal Credit. She faces a second revolt over plans to lower energy prices.
Twelve Tory MPs have called on the Government to halt the rollout of its new benefits system over concerns about the impact on claimants. The MPs have written to Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke, urging him to pause the expansion of the Universal Credit system.
And 76 Tory MPs have joined forces with 116 Labour, SNP and Greens, to protect customers from “stitch-up” energy firms.
CONCERN David Gauke