Friday 8th November 2018
Heidi Allen, MP called for an end to the benefit freeze in today's Times saying:
“The benefit freeze has gone on for too long; it does not make logical or moral sense to say that everybody else’s cost of living is increasing but people on benefits — often in work — that their cost of living isn’t increasing. You can’t give with one hand on work allowances and take with the other on the benefits freeze. Public sector pay has increased, wages are going up but the people who are left behind are those with the least financial resilience”.
Heidi was also credited with leading the revolt of senior backbench Tory MPs regarding Universal Credit. The full text of the article can be found here - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/universal-credit-scrap-immoral-freeze-on-benefits-leading-tories-tell-may-2qkfclxzq?shareToken=fec0f9484f8d414275b96a98304ced75