Universal Credit Uplift: Apply It To Legacy Benefits & Make It Permanent

Don't cut them off next April. Let's force the Government to extend the uplift to Universal Credit beyond April - and extend it to legacy benefits too.

Universal Credit: Make the Uplift Permanent - And Extend It To Legacy Benefits

This petition is now closed.

End date: Mar 31, 2021

Signatures collected: 87

Signature goal: 500000

87 signatures

Signature goal: 500000

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We are asking Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to make the £1000 a year (£20 a week) uplift permanent; extend it to legacy benefits such as ESA (Employment Support Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independence Payment); & backdate the legacy benefits increase appropriately so that nobody loses out.

Please sign & share our petition to help raise a ruckus on this – as we will be fighting to do between now and April.

When we hit the target number of signatures, or when March rolls around, we’ll be sending an appropriate letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make your demands heard.

Together, we can do it.

Further details and background

People claiming Universal Credit are, through no fault of their own, among the worst hit by the pandemic so far.

The poorest people in the UK have been hit disproportionately hard – and so it was only fair that they see an increase to their incomes to help them through what has been a spectacularly difficult year.

But this increase was not rolled out to appropriate legacy benefits, such as Employment Support Allowance (ESA). We don’t think that’s fair, and we think that is a situation that must be remedied.

We believe that it’s wrong that Universal Credit claimants are due to suffer through no fault of their own due to the planned cancellation of the £20 a week increase to UC from next April.

We have time to force the Government to understand this is wrong. Let’s use it wisely – and shout together loud enough that they’re in no doubt.

Most Recent Signatures
87 David H. Feb 16, 2021
86 Chris B. Feb 12, 2021
85 Christopher L. Feb 03, 2021
84 Max K. Jan 28, 2021
83 Neil B. Jan 28, 2021
82 Alex T. Jan 27, 2021
81 Susan P. Jan 18, 2021
80 Joshua F. Jan 18, 2021
79 william r. Jan 18, 2021
78 Nina B. Jan 17, 2021