Pressure is mounting on the government’s plans to reduce universal credit payments to at least 80 80 a month.
Welfare organizations and political parties have been urging the government to reverse the decision.
Now the Citizen Advice Group, based in Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford, has joined forces with various charities and aid organizations in Greater Manchester to raise its voice on calls for change.
The group said: “In October, millions of Greater Manchester residents will face an overnight loss of پون 20 if the government continues its planned cuts in universal credit.”
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The coalition of organizations includes branches of citizen counseling and other charities across the city.
The group has written directly to the finance minister urging him to stop the planned cuts in universal credit.
His letter was sent last night (Monday, September 13).
Jonathan Yates, chief executive officer of Citizens Advice Group, said: “At a time when our region is recovering from the economic effects of the corona virus, this decline could be catastrophic for Greater Manchester.
If the cuts go ahead, it will remove 193 193 million from our regional economy, hurt businesses and put jobs at risk. Many parents will be pushed out of work because they lose their right to universal credit and benefits childcare.
The well-being of the people of Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford, as well as the impact on the region’s economy, is in direct opposition to the government’s ‘leveling-up agenda’ and threatens to further worsen the north-south economic divide. Is.
“As we seek to rebuild from the quaid, the government must invest in a system of benefits and maintain this vital lifeline. That is why we have joined a coalition of organizations across Greater Manchester. Is committed to advocating for residents and businesses, to urge the government to reconsider planned cuts.