70% of benefit botch victims are under 30
LABOUR STATS EXPOSE YOUNG’S ‘HARDSHIP’
MORE than 70 per cent of people hit with sanctions under the reviled Universal Credit system are under 30.
Figures released by Labour prove young claimants will bear the brunt of the botched roll-out of the benefit reforms.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Margaret Greenwood said: “Rather than supporting young people into secure, well paid jobs, the Tories are hitting them with sanctions.
“Universal Credit is causing poverty and hardship wherever it’s rolled out, especially for young people.”
Out of a total 473,000 decisions to apply a sanction, over 334,000 were on under-30s. Nearly a fifth hit claimants aged 18 and 19.
“I WORK part-time and I’m already worse off because of being moved to Uc,”reveals Joy, 27, just one of the thousands affected. “They say it’s £200 each but for me it’s closer to £300 worse off than when I was claiming working tax credits.
“I’ve been to the Jobcentre but they just Labour is demanding that the Government looks at the evidence and halts the rollout.
And Ayaz Manji, of mental health charity Mind, added: “We’re also calling for the Government to scrap plans to force people receiving existing benefits to make a new application for Universal Credit.
“This would leave thousands with mental health problems at ANYA Taylor-joy may not have got the warm welcome she’d hope for on the set of Peaky Blinders.
She was blown away by Storm Callum when she filmed her first scenes in Liverpool this weekend.
The Hollywood actress, 22, braved the blustery weather, wrapping up in a duffel coat before changing into more glamorous attire when the cameras rolled.
She filmed scenes with co-star Finn Cole yesterday for Peaky Blinders’ hotlyanticipated fifth season.
Show bosses gave the streets of Liverpool a Motown makeover to transform it into Detroit. risk of seeing their benefits stop entirely.” Earlier this week, it emerged millions of families could be up to £200 a month worse off when UC is introduced in July.
And former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned UC would remove £3billion from the social security budget on top of cuts to child tax credits and benefit, which he helped introduce.
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