Choose between heating and eating: It’s IMMORAL to reduce Universal Credit ahead of winter | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Choose between heating and eating: It’s IMMORAL to reduce Universal Credit ahead of winter

From next month, people on Universal Credit will receive £20 less per week. The UK’s Conservative government argues that last year’s increase was only meant to be a temporary measure to combat the effects of the Covid pandemic.

The British government has placed itself in an unenviable position: it can either stick with the Tory principle of economic prudence, or it can be seen to be throwing the most vulnerable in society to the wolves. Indeed, the Independent Food Aid Network, which is a network of over 500 food banks, has warned they are bracing for “what looks set to be the busiest and most difficult winter on record”, blaming, amongst other things, the overnight reduction of £20 ($27.50) per week in Universal Credit.

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