A Hundred Group has written to the Prime Minister to reverse his plan to reduce the universal credit by 20.
The letter, written in collaboration with the Joseph Rontry Foundation, described the overnight cut as “the biggest overnight cut in the basic social security rate.” World World War II
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The government intends to start a phased increase from the end of September based on the payment dates of individual claimants.
The move has been opposed by six former working and pension secretaries, charities, think tanks, teachers and members of parliament.
Labor and Pensions Secretary Thrace Kofi resisted calls this week to maintain growth, saying it was time to focus on getting people back to work.
However, the coalition says most of those affected by the cuts are already at work and warns that it will “fundamentally weaken” the government’s mission.
In an open letter to Boris Johnson, he said: “We are rapidly approaching a national crossroads that will show the true depth of the government’s commitment to improving the lives of low-income families.
“We all want a social security system that helps families dig deeper rather than out of poverty.
“However, this cut creates immense, immediate and avoidable difficulties. It is an important first step in improving a strong social security system. We strongly urge you to make the right decision.”
The Department for Labor and Pensions (DWP) has not published an assessment of the impact of the move.
Research by the Joseph Rontry Foundation (JRF) shows that it puts half a million people at risk, including 200,000 children.
It says at least one-third of working-age families in 413 parliamentary constituencies across the UK will be seen with affected children.
The groups added: “Effectively implementing the largest overnight reduction in basic social security rates since World War II will put unnecessary financial pressure on approximately 5.5 million working families, both at work and abroad. ۔ ”
The open letter follows calls from politicians in each of Britain’s four countries this week.
Cross-party committees from Westminster, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Welsh Senate and the Scottish Parliament have written to Ms Kofi urging the government to make the higher payment rates permanent.
However, in a response earlier this week, Ms. Kofi did not allay her concerns and maintained that it would move forward.