NDM7772 Plaid Cymru Debate - Universal Credit

NDM7772 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Opposes the UK Government's proposal to scrap the £20 uplift in universal credit, which has been a vital helpline for families in Wales during the pandemic.

2. Recognises that a higher proportion of families in Wales will be affected by the cut to universal credit than the UK average according to the Bevan Foundation.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) pursue the devolution of welfare in order to tackle poverty in Wales.

b) publish a robust and meaningful plan to tackle poverty that contains clear performance targets and indications to measure progress.

c) maintain flexibility around the discretionary assistance fund in order to mitigate the impact of any universal credit reduction on people in Wales.


Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 15/09/2021