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To: Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

No Cuts To Universal Credit

No Cuts To Universal Credit

The government are planning to cut Universal Credit!

Coronavirus has exposed a broken system and an economy that does not work for the vast majority of people. More people than ever are claiming universal credit; many because work simply does not pay.

Sign the petition and share on social media. Keeping the £20 increase is the bare minimum the government should be doing - we need work to pay!

Why is this important?

Unite the Union represents workers in the sectors that are at the brunt of this pandemic, made worse by the government’s inconsistency and failure to provide adequate Statutory Sick Pay and financial support directly to workers.

Coronavirus carries a high emotional and financial toll. Mental Health has already deteriorated and the signs are that this will continue. So spare a thought for those on low incomes who rely on Universal Credit including those workers who continue to keep us fed, keep the country moving and those who care and treat us in these dreadful circumstances.

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Reasons for signing

  • How does the government expect people to live and feed there familys . Specially at a time like this . The £20 aweek really helps people. And I'm one of those people who has health problems and can't work . So to get an extra £20 really helps me out . The government should make the extra payment permanent. If they don't. Then they should not be in power to run the country .
  • As it helped alot
  • Having worked all my life and recently needed universal credit to live on I can't imagine how I would be able to feed myself and my child if the cuts were made! It's easier said than done at this moment in time to say get a job when everything is shut including schools! I'm not eligible for free school meals so need the extra to pay for food!

Updates

2021-01-16 16:31:11 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-01-16 09:34:27 +0000

500 signatures reached

2021-01-15 10:15:54 +0000

100 signatures reached

2021-01-14 17:37:59 +0000

50 signatures reached

2021-01-14 16:57:53 +0000

25 signatures reached

2021-01-14 16:41:00 +0000

10 signatures reached