Thérèse Coffey has been strongly criticized for defending the government’s plan to abolish the £ 20 increase in Universal Credit at the end of the month, with plaintiffs working two extra hours a week to make up for the difference. It states that it can be done.
The Department for Work and Pensions said he was “fully happy” to cut the profits of more than 6 million people by £ 20 a week, and stubborn claimants could easily make up for losses by working longer hours. Suggested that
Ms. Coffey told BBC Breakfast: “I’m also in a place to get a better paid job.”
When the host investigated her further about asking people to work longer, the minister said, “It’s a temporary uplift admitting that the reason it was introduced is nearing its end.”
Coffey’s comments have been badly criticized on social media, with dozens of people pointing out that Universal Credit is subject to reduced revenue.
As a result, the more time the petitioner works, the less profit they will receive.
Deputy Labor Party Head Angela Rayner criticized the video clip The minister instructed people to work for another two hours.
She tweeted. “This is a lie, and the Secretary of Labor either knows she is lying or shouldn’t get a job.
“The additional £ 20 for UC claimants isn’t two hours of work, it’s not how the taper works.
“If you spend an extra £ 20, you’ll need more than £ 50. That’s how the UC system works.”
Bev Craig, a councilor of the Labor Party and deputy leader of the Manchester City Council, also blamed the Labor Pension Secretary for being “dishonest.”
She wrote on twitter: “This is not only dishonest, but a blatant lie from the Secretary of State.
“With this system, you can’t just work for two hours to make up for this.
“From the Government website:” The tapering rate of UC revenue means that for every £ 1 you earn above your labor allowance, your UC will decrease by 63p. “#Keepthelifeline”
Former pension minister under the David Cameron coalition, Sir Steven Webb, was also surprised by Mr. Coffey’s remarks.
He states: “I’m confident that the DWP civil servant, who briefed the Secretary of State for this interview, explained that the additional income was’tapered’to Universal Credit. Get a net £ 20. Nevertheless…”
Hundreds of other social media users also wondered if the Department for Work and Pensions Secretary did not know that two hours of extra work was not enough to make up for the difference.
The Universal Credit hike was first introduced at the beginning of the first blockade and was aimed at helping people through a pandemic.
However, the government has confirmed that the plan will officially end on October 6, and beneficiaries are deteriorating by £ 1,040 a year.
The exact date on which the claimant will stop receiving the uplift depends on the date on which the payment is normally received.