Jonathan Reynolds – 2021 Comments on High Court Ruling on Universal Credit

The comments made by Jonathan Reynolds, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, on 17 March 2021.

This is a welcome judgement on a frankly absurd policy that disproportionately pursued those with very little means, just at the point they had begun to turn their life around.

Universal Credit deductions and the five-week wait for payments have been a disaster – forcing people already struggling to get by into debt and destitution.

Labour would replace Universal Credit with a fair and compassionate system that offers security to all.