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Scottish LibDems call for benefit cuts to be reversed

July 24, 2018 5:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat social security spokesperson Caron Lindsay has today called called for cuts to Universal Credit and benefits to be reversed following the publication of the Resolution Foundation's annual Living Standards Audit.

According to the report published today, incomes are stagnating across the board and falling for the poorest 30% of households, while child poverty is on the increase.

Commenting on the report, Ms Lindsay said:

"This report shows that living standards are plummeting and the poorest households are suffering the worst.

"This chaotic Conservative Government have eaten away at people's living standards. We must demand better.

"As a matter of urgency, deep cuts to Universal Credit and benefits that are disproportionately hurting poorer families should be reversed. We must also ensure that employees have a greater voice in their workplaces, and make employment rights fit for the age of the 'gig economy'.