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In June, Rishi Sunak gave households on universal credit £1,200 a year for fuel bills.
But he’d already taken £1,000 a year from them, whilst benefits rose by just 3.1% as inflation hit 10%. Once the October fuel bills land, this will leave them £1,450 a year worse off.
After announcing he’ll remove restrictions on banker’s pay, the Chancellor says that 120,000 more people on Universal Credit must "take active steps to seek more and better-paid work, or face having their benefits reduced". Brutal, structural violence against women +children. https://t.co/4Tjy3FRFJ8
The reason we're cracking down on Universal Credit claimants is because we blame you for your own poverty.
The reason we're lifting the cap on bankers' bonuses is because we're rewarding them for their own failure.
Truss/Kwarteng have just jettisoned everything they campaigned on and voted for, they've embraced "trickle down economics" if you're wealthy you got an early Christmas present, if you're on Universal Credit you've just been slapped around the head, utter bastards #MiniBudget
i don’t think i have ever seen a more blatant “we want rich people richer and we will do that on the backs of the poor” in a budget announcement. this is so surreal. literally in the same list as revoking windfall tax is tightening the bolts on universal credit.
Needing benefits is not a shameful thing - 40% of people on Universal Credit are actually in work, 56% of people in poverty are in a working family, 7 in 10 children in poverty are in a family where at least one parent works - this says much more about those running the country https://t.co/g0sK48Pno3
This wasn't a mini Budget
Taxes were too high, but cutting my taxes while doing nothing for those on Universal Credit is wrong
Funding this by borrowing more when debt interest is already at record levels is reckless
Looser fiscal policy is going to mean higher interest rates
"The cut of the 45p rate benefits the richest 1% in our society. Combined with lifting the cap on bonuses and his attack on those on Universal Credit does he not realise that this is the most socially divisive budget in a generation?"
in the commons this morning https://t.co/olbXEarUNU
"We will make work pay by reducing people's benefits if they don't fulfil their job search commitments"
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng outlines changes to universal credit to "encourage people to join the labour market"
Changes are being made to Universal Credit to encourage more people into work. This means more people who receive this benefit will have to:
✅ meet regularly with their work coach
✅ Take steps to increase their earnings
✅ Face benefits reductions if commitments aren't met
There are a 500,000 additional tax rate payers - who pay 45% on income over £150,000
On my calculations, Kwarteng is therefore handing back c.£4,730 to the super-rich
But an inflation-linked rise in the basic state pension, wages & Universal Credit is unaffordable
Today was a missed opportunity from the Chancellor who could have made a real difference to millions of Londoners by:
◾ Providing free school meals to all primary school children
◾ Uplifting Universal Credit
◾ Ensuring that the most vulnerable receive basic free energy.
you utter fool!
Ppl on low paid jobs can’t just get better jobs they isn’t a unlimited amount there!the people that come to replace them will still need universal credit to top up there low wage!
Your deluded, that far removed from reality you haven’t a clue https://t.co/36Y2L3sqK5
🧵 Around 1/2 adults receiving Universal Credit skip meals to make ends meet. An average family of four supported by Universal Credit needs £1,400 more this winter to simply stand still. Yet not one penny of the £45Bn committed in today’s mini-budget went to those families. 1/6
There's only one possible response to this budget:
#trussonomics "Labour"Universal Credit"Has Liz Truss"Budget"Corbyn"Pound" #EnoughIsEnough https://t.co/FuDPAl62Rx
YMCA is deeply concerned to hear of the planned changes to Universal Credit and the threat to benefits that risk plunging people further into poverty.
YMCA response to today's #MiniBudget in full: https://t.co/eNGLHONOrr
I wish we had a British Government that showed respect towards Universal Credit claimants including people on employment and support allowance.
Having been on these benefits, I speak from experience. You are treated like a third-class citizen.
This must change.
The Government can find room in the budget to provide a tax cut for the richest in the country to the tune of £2bn but cannot fund the Universal Credit uplift during a cost of living crisis.
Rewarding the rich and going after the poor. Universal Credit claimants to be penalised if don't jump through the hoops to prove seeking higher paid jobs & plans to stop workers striking for higher pay. There's a perfectly evil Tory trap.
(Tldr I am avoiding the budget news bc I am a poor single-mom on Universal Credit and it gives me anxiety and yet and yet)
“Charities said the “punitive policy” will add pressure on people’s mental and physical health and make the winter harder for those in insecure jobs”
I've signed the petition calling for an emergency budget which increases Universal Credit. Will you add your name to ensure that the government has to address this urgent issue? https://t.co/cPg55mVbV8
Министр финансов Великобритании Квази Квартенг ужесточил правила предоставления пособий по программе Universal Credit для работников, занятых неполный рабочий день.