• Kirsten

Child Poverty and Universal Credit Cuts

In response to a question I posed, the UK Government has confirmed that it has made absolutely no assessment of the impact of their Universal Credit cut. This is utterly shameful.


"Depute leader of the SNP in Westminster, Kirsten Oswald, told Scotland on Sunday the decision to not undertake any impact assessment of the cut to Universal Credit showed a lack of interest in improving child poverty.


She said: “The devastating impact of the Tories callous cut to Universal Credit is being felt by tens of thousands of families across Scotland and the rest of the UK.


“However, this Tory government have absolutely no intention of understanding or learning the impact of their policies – because they know it would shame them to their very core."