DWP Policies and Low-income Households


The SNP moved the following motion in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening:

“That this House is concerned at the impact of policies pursued by the Department for Work and Pensions upon low-income households; notes the negative impact on those with low-incomes disclosed in the roll-out of Universal Credit; expresses concerns about cuts to Work Allowances under Universal Credit; believes that the closure of JobCentre offices in Glasgow and other areas will create difficulties for many people in accessing services; and calls on that Department to suspend the roll-out of Universal Credit and the JobCentre closure programme.”

Despite the many issues identified in the debate, Parliament voted by 276 votes to 172 to reject the SNP’s calls for a suspension.


Click here for a written transcript of the debate.