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Tory Ministers must *MUST* be cringing & upset at BBC2’s #universalcredit documentary #InsideTheWelfareState. Does not paint system in a good light, but highlights the poverty & anxiety it currently causes. It could be fixed if UKGov wanted to. #fiveweekstoolong #scraptwochildcap
Work should absolutely be the best route out of poverty, but IN-WORK poverty is on the rise, as is the number of people with jobs who are using foodbanks. Over a third of UC recipients are IN-WORK.
#universalcredit #InsideTheWelfareState
But little evidence current incarnation of UC is leading to people finding work - National Audit Office said so too.
The social security safety net, like NHS when we are ill, should be there to pick us up & help when any of us need it
The social security system should not prolong or bring about poverty, debt and destitution. Evidence from foodbanks, &their growth as UC grows, shows that is exactly what UC is doing to many. Particularly the 5wk wait, two child cap & cuts to housing support
.@theSNP MPs like @drewhendrySNP @alisonthewliss @ChrisStephens & Scottish Government ministers been saying all this for yrs. Tonight we see faces & hear voices of recipients. Their personal testimony &experiences are so powerful. Surely they must be listened to? #UniversalCredit
Add that personal testimony to campaigning of opposition parties (&some Tories) & expert charities like @PovertyAlliance @CitAdviceScot @Mac_campaigning @CPAGUK @CPAGScotland @jrf_uk @resfoundation Tory Government must act at Budget & meaningfully invest to fix #UniversalCredit
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