#KeepTheLifeline: BASW responds to Universal Credit cut
BASW UK will continue to fight against poverty and austerity
Today the UK Government will cut Universal Credit by £20 a week.
The Prime Minister will hope that his conference speech will take the focus away from the cut, but we can't let that happen.
Social workers will see first-hand the devastating effect this will have on families and communities.
In this short video, BASW chair Gerry Nosowska explains how we will continue to fight against poverty and austerity.
How BASW has campaigned to #KeepTheLifeline
- As soon as we learned about plans to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week - which is over £1000 a year - we joined with dozens of civil society organisations and communities opposing the cut. Read more: BASW backs campaign to retain £20 Universal Credit uplift
- We've written to Ministers, circulated parliamentary briefings and contributed evidence to inquiries. Read more: #KeepTheLifeline - Ruth Allen CEO writes to DWP and Chancellor
- Our members have written to MPs and UK Government Ministers, using our template letters, urging them to cancel the cut. Read more: BASW joins campaign to stop cut to Universal Credit
The Universal Credit cut comes into effect from today, but this is not the end of the campaign. We will keep fighting against poverty and austerity; we will continue to amplify the voices and views of our members on this vital issue.