Tell your MP to keep the lifeline
At the beginning of October, the Government plans to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week, reducing the already-precarious incomes of families across the UK.
This cut will affect people you know and your community. It may even directly affect you.
Write to your MP to tell them why you are concerned about the impact the cut would have on you or people close to you, or sign our joint letter to the Prime Minister from church leaders.
Simply follow the link that best suits your situation, and use the template to tell your MP about why you think this lifeline should be kept.
Why tell your MP to keep the lifeline?
Social security should be strong enough for all of us to rely on when we need a lifeline, because, as the pandemic has shown us, life is full of things we can’t plan for.
In recent years, cuts and freezes to our levels of support have left many of us living with constant insecurity. This investment of £20 a week was a much-needed step to protect families from poverty, rather than being pulled into it.
As we look to rebuild our society, ‘level up’ and ‘build back better’, it would make no sense at all to weaken social security support by cutting £20 a week from Universal Credit this October.
You can read more about why we’re supporting the Keep the Lifeline campaign on our Medium blog.
This autumn, the Government must choose to protect people when they need support. It must choose a social security system that enables families to escape from poverty, and to open up options and opportunities for people to improve their lives.
The Government has a choice: cut support by £20 a week, adding to the insecurity people face, or keep this lifeline and give families the stability they need.
It is simply not right to weaken social security and for you or your community to be cut adrift. Write to your MP today to keep the lifeline.
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If you are a CAP client on Universal Credit or Tax Credits and would like to share with journalists about what the cut could mean for you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our PR team at firstname.lastname@example.org.