100 signatures reached
To: The House of Commons
Reverse the cut to Universal Credit
The Government have cut the Universal Credit uplift for families most in need and that this is not supported by the people of York; further that this cut will impact severely on 11,610 households in York alone, as well as hundreds of thousands of adults and children across the country who risk being pushed into poverty as a result.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to reverse the cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits and reinstate the £20 a week uplift with immediate effect.
Why is this important?
The £20 a week uplift has been a lifeline to many people throughout the pandemic, predominantly going towards topping up low wages in the city; further that despite York having one of the highest employment rates in the country, wages are unjustifiably low and people are struggling; and further that, at a time where the cost of living is shooting up and upcoming tax increases are being implemented by the Government, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to pay their bills, buy food, or heat their homes.