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Time To Pause Universal Credit

The under-fire Government's Universal Credit policy has today been attacked in the European Parliament by a Labour MEP.

MEPs were discussing "minimum income schemes" across Europe. Like the UK, other countries including France and Italy have been attempting to simplify lots of different benefits into one new scheme.

Last week a Labour motion in the House of Commons calling for the rollout to be paused was passed by 299 votes to zero with Tory MPs refusing to vote.

Speaking in the European Parliament chamber today, Ms Mayer said the Government was making "a hash" of Universal Credit. She continued: "A policy meant to help but which in reality is forcing people further into poverty, debt and even homelessness. A policy that is disincentivising work. They need to pause and think again."

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