Insights inform Universal Credit discussion

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NewsOctober 5th, 2021

The Bevan Foundation’s work on Universal Credit has attracted significant media and political attention over recent weeks

The UK Government’s decision to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week and the campaign to reverse this decision has garnered significant reaction over recent weeks. The Bevan Foundation has been pleased to see its work underpin much of the discussion concerning the cut in Wales.

On a political level the Bevan Foundation’s work has been raised both in the Senedd and at Westminster. At Westminster, the Bevan Foundation’s analysis was referenced by Ben Lake MP during questions to the Chancellor. Other MPs that have referenced by the Bevan Foundation’s work have included Beth Winter and Liz Saville Roberts. At the Senedd the Bevan Foundation’s analysis was used to underpin Plaid Cymru’s debate on the cut to Universal Credit. 

The Bevan Foundation’s contributions have informed more than the political debate however. Since July the Foundation have appeared in a range of different media outlets to set out it insights. These have included television appearances on BBC Wales Today, ITV Wales News and S4C’s Newyddion and Prynhawn Da show. Steffan Evans and Victoria Winckler have also appeared extensively on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru to discuss the impact of the cut, whilst the Foundation has received significant coverage in the written press including the Western Mail, the National and Nation.Cymru amongst others. 

To read more of the Bevan Foundation’s analysis on the impact of the cut to Universal Credit in Wales check out our State of Wales special, available for free for our members. 


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