Universal credit could be the new poll tax, Sir John Major warns - News Summed Up

Universal credit could be the new poll tax, Sir John Major warns


Sir John Major has called on the government to rethink the nationwide roll-out of universal credit, warning that its cost to families would be seen as unfair. The former prime minister told the BBC: “If you have people who have that degree of loss, that is not something that the majority of the British population would think of as fair. And if people think you have to remove yourself from fairness, then you are in deep political trouble.”The Times revealed on Saturday that the work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey, had told colleagues that millions of families could be left up to £200 a month worse off when the system is expanded next year. Sir John said that failing to provide safeguards for people…


Source: The Times October 10, 2018 23:00 UTC



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