Q. With these new changes to Universal Credit coming in, what do you think about this focus on helping working families?
I think the new taper amount for the working on UC is proving more how the government want to keep the poor poor. UC has always been based around working families. The five week wait is meant to be based around how you need to work a lying month when starting a job. This is fair enough if you’re going to receive a wage at the end of those five weeks. Not the pittance UC give you. I feel like UC is more of a punishment to people that don’t or can’t work. Just another slap in the face.