­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: MP blasts Tory refusal to provide individual Universal Credit payments

MP blasts Tory refusal to provide individual Universal Credit payments 27 Jan 2019 21:12 #13388

  • TheFinnster
  • TheFinnster's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1007
  • Thank you received: 1787
SNP say policy puts domestic abuse survivors at greater risk of further abuse.

A SNP MP has slammed Amber Rudd’s “astonishing” refusal to introduce separate individual payments for Universal Credit claimants, despite concerns about the policy’s impact on victims of domestic abuse.

During an interview on Newsnight, the UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions ruled out separate payments as default – despite previously saying she wanted to make Universal Credit fairer and more flexible, particularly for women.

At present, Universal Credit is paid to just one person in a household which risks giving more power to abusers in households where domestic violence occurs.

The SNP has been vocal in its serious concerns that the current situation makes it easier for perpetrators of domestic abuse to exert financial control – leaving victims isolated and unable to leave an abusive relationship.

The proposal of default separate payments is supported by a wide range of charities and organisations, including Scottish Women’s Aid, Surviving Economic Abuse and the End Violence Against Women Coalition.

welfareweekly.com/mp-blasts-tory-refusal-to-provide-individual-universal-credit-payments/
#KeKLivesMatter
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Verc

MP blasts Tory refusal to provide individual Universal Credit payments 27 Jan 2019 22:58 #13390

  • Verc
  • Verc's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 390
  • Thank you received: 850
Obviously when Rudd said 'fairer and more flexible for women' she must have meant for rich female business owners being able to get away with paying peanuts and little tax thanks to Universal Credit. Having to get her hands dirty with domestic issues, the very thought wouldn't have entered her head. Her cleaners are probably illegals not even entitled to UC.
ESA Appeals Veteran
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: TheFinnster

MP blasts Tory refusal to provide individual Universal Credit payments 28 Jan 2019 12:46 #13402

  • Catwoman
  • Catwoman's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Elite Member
  • Posts: 178
  • Thank you received: 379
I think this is a disgrace, as now you have to rely on your partner to give you your share of the money.

They say uc is to reflect working life. Well if you were working your employer would pay you individually and not give your wages to your partner and then you.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
­