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Universal Credit: Financial Resilience

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

A young constituent of mine could not afford to go to his UC appointment, was sanctioned and then lost his home in York’s resettlement project and ended up on the streets. We were told that the Government would fix the problems with UC as it was being rolled out. Why have the Government not stuck to that commitment?