22nd November 2016 - Heidi Allen MP Welcomes Chancellor's Autumn Statement Announcement to Soften the Taper Rate in Universal Credit

Heidi Allen MP welcomed the announcement from Chancellor Philip Hammond in the 2016 Autumn Statement which will soften the taper rate at which Universal Credit is withdrawn from claimants receiving this benefit.

Heidi Allen has been calling on the Chancellor to reverse the cuts to the work allowances under Universal Credit but welcomes this announcement as an alternative method to support.

You can listen to Heidi's thoughts and comments on this announcement during her interview on BBC Newsnight by following the link here.

You can also watch Heidi's further interview on the Victoria Derbyshire programme with former Secretary of State Iain Duncan Smith by following the link here.