Sir Edward Leigh MP welcomed the Government's announcement that it would reform the Universal Credit taper to help more vulnerable people in their difficulties.
Speaking in the House of Commons, he said that the Centre for Social Justice had originally designed Universal Credit with a taper of 55 pence, so the reform was most welcome.
Citing the record number of unemployed people still on Universal Credit since the pandemic, Sir Edward encouraged ministers to do more to get people off of benefits and back into work so they could control their own lives.
The @csjthinktank designed Universal Credit with a 55p taper, so this reform is welcome.
There are still record numbers of people on UC right now — 60 per cent of whom are not working, despite record job vacancies and a labour shortage. pic.twitter.com/FZtLes77sT
— Sir Edward Leigh MP (@EdwardLeighMP) November 8, 2021