I have contacted the Minister responsible for the Department of Work and Pensions, Penny Mordaunt MP, to urge her to reconsider the changes to benefits which will come into force later this week.
These changes could force thousands of children into poverty and will cause serious harm to some of the most vulnerable people in society – who are already struggling to make ends meet.
The UK Government have also failed to address the horrendous ‘rape clause’ which means that some women will have to relive their trauma and go through the humiliating experience of ‘proving’ they were raped in order to receive tax credits for a third child.
Theresa May promised the country in July that the UK Government would govern for everyone – not just the ‘privileged few’ but they have handed out a £2 billion per year tax cut to the richest in society while punishing those in desperate need of support.
I hope the Minister will listen to the serious concerns that have been raised and reverse these cruel and unnecessary changes to the benefits system.
Any constituents affected by these changes can get in touch with me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.