Heidi Allen MP welcomes the government’s announcement of the breathing space scheme for people in problem debt. However, Heidi questions when the government will look at their own policies, specifically the five week wait and advance payments, which are pushing the most vulnerable further into debt.
Heidi Allen MP asks the DWP Minister for his assessment on the affect the five week wait has on the most vulnerable in society.
I have stepped down from Change UK and will return to sit once again as an Independent. Five other colleagues have joined me.
We have concluded that by returning to sit as independents, we will be best placed to work cross party and respond flexibly.
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“What do people with no financial resilience at all, not a penny in the bank, do while they’re waiting for 5 weeks…?” Heidi Allen, MP heard distressing answers to her own question on Wednesday 22 May 2019, when the Work and Pensions Select Committee held their first hearing on the link between Universal Credit and …