UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Jenny Willott: Welfare reform will provide support for those who need it

Press Release   •   Feb 18, 2011 10:14 GMT

“The reforms focus on helping people into work, ensuring they stay there, and adopts a more tailored approach to addressing people’s welfare needs."

Commenting on the publication of the Welfare Reform Bill, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Work and Pensions, Jenny Willott said:

“For years, Liberal Democrats have been calling for the complex and outdated welfare system to be replaced with a more streamline and simplified one and the introduction of a universal credit achieves this.

“The reforms focus on helping people into work, ensuring they stay there, and adopts a more tailored approach to addressing people’s welfare needs.

“It protects the poorest and ensures that work always pays, so people don’t find themselves trapped in a complicated benefit system, where even if they want to work, they find themselves out of pocket for doing so.”