Politics and Government

The Equality Trust supports letter to Chancellor to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent

The Equality Trust Joins Coalition to call on Chancellor to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent

The Equality Trust has joined over 50 signatories representing leading organisations across the United Kingdom have come together in a joint letter to call on the Chancellor to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent and extend the same support to those on legacy benefits.

The Equality Trust is one of 80 civil society organisations and academics calling on the government and Chancellor Rishi Sunak for urgent action to support households from falling into debt

Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury 1 Horse Guards Road London SW1A 2HQ 

Wednesday 1 April 2020 

Dear Chancellor, 

We, the undersigned leaders of civil society organisations, trade unions and community groups, academics, and policy experts call on you to take urgent and immediate action to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic deepening the debt trap faced by millions of low income households, and pushing millions more into problem debt. 

The Equality Trust Calls on the Government to Honour Commitment to Reduce Inequalities

Commenting on the Marmot Review: Ten Years On, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director, The Equality Trust said:

“As we have known for some time and the evidence overwhelmingly proves, inequality is bad for everyone. The deep inequality now entrenched in the UK continues to rip apart the very fabric of our society. Health inequalities are some of the most widely understood and widely reported symptoms of a broken system.

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