Shabana Mahmood MP Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood
Birmingham Ladywood families will be amongst the hardest hit by the Government’s planned cut to Universal Credit.
New analysis by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that the £20 cut, scheduled for the 6th October, will impact 38 per cent of working age families and 77 per cent of working-age families with children in the constituency.
The figures make Birmingham Ladywood joint second-place for the amount of families affected by the plans.
The cut will be the biggest overnight cut to the basic rate of social security since the foundation of the modern welfare state and will impact around 5 ½ million families.
Shabana previously voted with Labour colleagues to cancel the cut in a Commons vote and has raised the issue of fines for claimants with Ministers.
Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, said:
“The government’s £1,000-a-year cut will be a hammer blow to families in Ladywood, hitting over three quarters of working families with children who are amongst the lowest paid.
“The Conservatives need to see sense, back struggling families in Birmingham, and cancel this brutal and heartless cut to Universal Credit, which is a lifeline for so many.”