Urgent: Universal Credit – Tweet your MP now!

24 October 2017 — 38 Degrees

Breaking: the government’s been forced to hold an emergency debate on Universal Credit in a few hours time.[1]

Rumours are swirling that the government’s on the edge of fixing the problems with the system. [2] They’re more likely to act if the public get involved.

Having to wait 6 weeks for crucial support when you’re already struggling could be the difference between managing to feed your family or not. [3] People simply can’t wait that long.

The government will only make big changes to Universal Credit if enough MPs show up to the debate. Please take thirty seconds now to tweet your MP and say that today’s debate needs to be their priority:

 TWEET MY MP

Thanks for being involved,

Trish, Gordon, Blanche and the 38 Degrees team

NOTES:
[1] BBC News: Universal credit: Labour secures emergency debate on rollout:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41726526
[2] Guardian: Backbench Tories hint at significant universal credit climbdown:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/22/backbench-tories-universal-credit-climbdown-theresa-may
[3] Guardian: Universal credit sending rent arrears and food bank use soaring, councils say:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/23/universal-credit-sending-rent-arrears-and-food-bank-use-soaring-councils-say
The BBC: Universal Credit wait a key factor in rent arrears, says DWP report:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41278248

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