The Chancellor is “fast-tracking” decisions on what the government will spend in the next year. Sajid Javid’s ‘Spending Review’ will now be sometime in September. Will he use it to end the five-week wait for Universal Credit?
We have to act quickly to make sure he knows how damaging the wait for Universal Credit can be and why advance payments aren’t the solution. You can help right now – tell him why you think ending the five-week wait must be a priority:
Amber Rudd, the cabinet minister in charge of Universal Credit, has already called for the five-week wait to be shortened. But she can’t make it happen if the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, doesn’t give her the money.
Together with food banks all over the country, almost 50 other organisations and 15,000 other campaigners, you’ve already helped push the five-week wait up the political agenda. the pressure for change has been building.
Now there’s a chance to make that change to happen.