Keir Starmer – 2021 Comments on Universal Credit

The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 18 January 2021.

Families across the UK have spent the past year worried for their loved ones, their jobs and their family’s security.

Millions of people have had to juggle childcare with working from home, have seen jobs or incomes cut or been excluded from self-employed support. If we don’t give a helping hand to families through this pandemic, then we are going to slow our economic recovery as we come out it.

We began 2021 with one of the worst death tolls in Europe and the deepest recession of any major economy. Without action from Government, millions of families face a £1,000 per year shortfall in the midst of a historic crisis.

We urge Boris Johnson to change course and give families certainty today that their incomes will be protected.