Labour: Government 'must work harder' on Universal credit

The Government must work harder to get Universal credit right. The best way to get children out of poverty is to get more parents in work.

But as this report shows, their current plans will lock in a parents’ penalty, chip away at the incentives for thousands to work and push 150,000 working parents deeper into poverty."

– Stephen Timms MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Minister

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The Work and Pensions Secretary has unveiled plans to tackle the issue of young people in poverty. But Save the Children claims reforms to the welfare system could push 250,000 children of working single parents deeper below the line.