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New data shows that the cut to Universal Credit will see 11,440 households worse off in Edgbaston Constituency. This equates to close to £12 million being taken away from residents across the constituency, 47% of who have children. 

Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Edgbaston in Birmingham said, “This is scandalous. What we are seeing from this Conservative Government is the poorest in our society having to make the largest sacrifices. While £20 a week sounds like very little, coupled with rising fuel costs, it’s the choice of feeding your family or being warm this winter. 

“One third of those in my constituency, who claim Universal Credit, are hard-working families. Not only will they face this cut to their finances, but they will also be slapped with the National Insurance tax rise. When will this Government understand that you simply cannot keep attacking hard-working families at a time when cost of living is not in line with wages. This is a breaking point that will see thousands of families moving into crisis. 

“For the Government to balance the books on the backs of our community’s poorest children is indefensible. I fear for the financial future of some of my constituents. But, it’s not too late for this Conservative Government to do the right thing and reverse this decision and I sincerely hope that they do the right thing.”