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.
“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 …
During Prime Minister’s Questions, Heidi Allen MP called on the Prime Minister to cancel the five week wait for Universal Credit and scrap the benefit freeze.
Speaking on BBC World at One, Heidi set out her views on the changes to Universal Credit that are still required.
During an interview on BBC’s World at One, Heidi spoke about the rollout of Universal Credit and also the joint inquiry with Frank Field MP into chronic poverty in the UK.