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Theresa May, British Prime Minister

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer

David Gauke, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Welcome to the Labour Future Political Advocacy Hub. This is version 1.01 of this brand-new tool, so please excuse us if things are not quite perfect, if there are bugs etc. We will continue to improve as we go along.

We have built this tool so that members of the public can, for free, communicate accurately, quickly and with volume, with those who hold power in this country.

This Hub will allow you to easily and immediately contact Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke. You can contact all three if you want to.

We do not want to spam these offices, so we are going to limit the amount of communications that each individual can send. However if we get thousands of people to use this system, we could mass lobby the government all at once, sending a very clear message that they are still refusing to hear: “We the people have the power, and we demand change and we demand it today!”

So why not tell the government exactly what you think about Universal Credit?

To get started, simply log in with your full name and email. Then select your targets from the left-hand menu, you can select just one or all three. Then you need to choose how to contact your targets, either e-mail, fax, send a pre-recorded phone message, and/or Tweet their offices. You can do all three if you like.


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Below you can edit the e-mail copy. Once ready simply click send and this will send to the choosen politicans.

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Dear ...,

I am increasingly concerned at the impact of the rollout of Universal Credit. This is a policy originally designed to help those moving from life on social security to work so that they didn’t face a cliff edge in removal of their benefits if they were increasing the amount of hours they worked. It was also supposed to simplify the benefits system and give people more security, and in this way reduce poverty and increase dignity and self-confidence.

This is why in principle the policy has support from across the political spectrum.

Yet the way your government has implemented the policy it is bringing greater hardship, undermining self-confidence, and it is far too complex.

Recent increases in the use of food banks across the country have been as much as twice as high in areas where Universal Credit is being rolled out. The proposed roll out to Birmingham in December will mean that someone moving on to Universal Credit there will not receive their first payment until after Christmas!

In the Budget this government must show it is listening and bow to pressure from the people, clearly the roll out in Birmingham must be halted, whilst areas that are already moving to the new system receive greater support and focus to ensure that no-one’s Christmas is ruined because of what ought to be a policy that helps people out of poverty and increases their dignity.

People moving on to Universal Credit have seen delays from 8-17 weeks!

An anorexic mother of four has died of the cold because she couldn’t afford to keep her heating on as she hadn’t received Universal Credit because she missed a job centre appointment due to illness!

Universal Credit is bringing pain and suffering to millions of ordinary people up and down this country and yet the government is continuing without any care or consideration as to the impact it is having on many people. A wise government would listen to the concerns of the people and not be so arrogant as to continue under the current circumstances.

A grieving Father who lost his daughter (who had previously worked for HMRC!) has explained he was almost driven to suicide because of delays and mismanagement of Universal credit.

If someone with the experience of working at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs was brought to the brink of despair because he was given the runaround by the benefits system, imagine how distressing it is for those without such skills!!

Children will go hungry this Christmas because of the delays in payments reaching families. Local government and charities are overwhelmed with cases of individuals and families seeking help because the government has failed to provide adequate information and support.

Due to tenants being paid in arrears there is a huge risk that homelessness will increase as private landlords are refusing in increasing numbers to accept tenants in receipt of welfare.

Many recipients of Universal Credit are already working all the hours God sends. They are struggling to make ends meet and are working hard to just survive. The government is not looking after their interests and is failing in its pledge to make work pay.

I am therefore calling on you as the Prime Minister/Chancellor/Secretary of State to halt the roll out of Universal Credit and to undertake a fundamental review of the implementation and impact Universal Credit is having on people in this country.

The change in government that saw George Osborne removed as Chancellor has not seen a change to his unjust and dangerously austere policies. Since late 2016 things were supposed to be different. Apparently your government cannot be trusted to bring in a policy created to help some of the most vulnerable in our society and give greater support to the just about managing!

Please if you have a shred of decency or understanding end this madness and scrap all the delays to the first payment, and halt the planned rollout this winter.

Yours sincerely

YOUR NAME HERE


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Dear ...,

I am increasingly concerned at the impact of the rollout of Universal Credit. This is a policy originally designed to help those moving from life on social security to work so that they didn’t face a cliff edge in removal of their benefits if they were increasing the amount of hours they worked. It was also supposed to simplify the benefits system and give people more security, and in this way reduce poverty and increase dignity and self-confidence.

This is why in principle the policy has support from across the political spectrum.

Yet the way your government has implemented the policy it is bringing greater hardship, undermining self-confidence, and it is far too complex.

Recent increases in the use of food banks across the country have been as much as twice as high in areas where Universal Credit is being rolled out. The proposed roll out to Birmingham in December will mean that someone moving on to Universal Credit there will not receive their first payment until after Christmas!

In the Budget this government must show it is listening and bow to pressure from the people, clearly the roll out in Birmingham must be halted, whilst areas that are already moving to the new system receive greater support and focus to ensure that no-one’s Christmas is ruined because of what ought to be a policy that helps people out of poverty and increases their dignity.

People moving on to Universal Credit have seen delays from 8-17 weeks!

An anorexic mother of four has died of the cold because she couldn’t afford to keep her heating on as she hadn’t received Universal Credit because she missed a job centre appointment due to illness!

Universal Credit is bringing pain and suffering to millions of ordinary people up and down this country and yet the government is continuing without any care or consideration as to the impact it is having on many people. A wise government would listen to the concerns of the people and not be so arrogant as to continue under the current circumstances.

A grieving Father who lost his daughter (who had previously worked for HMRC!) has explained he was almost driven to suicide because of delays and mismanagement of Universal credit.

If someone with the experience of working at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs was brought to the brink of despair because he was given the runaround by the benefits system, imagine how distressing it is for those without such skills!!

Children will go hungry this Christmas because of the delays in payments reaching families. Local government and charities are overwhelmed with cases of individuals and families seeking help because the government has failed to provide adequate information and support.

Due to tenants being paid in arrears there is a huge risk that homelessness will increase as private landlords are refusing in increasing numbers to accept tenants in receipt of welfare.

Many recipients of Universal Credit are already working all the hours God sends. They are struggling to make ends meet and are working hard to just survive. The government is not looking after their interests and is failing in its pledge to make work pay.

I am therefore calling on you as the Prime Minister/Chancellor/Secretary of State to halt the roll out of Universal Credit and to undertake a fundamental review of the implementation and impact Universal Credit is having on people in this country.

The change in government that saw George Osborne removed as Chancellor has not seen a change to his unjust and dangerously austere policies. Since late 2016 things were supposed to be different. Apparently your government cannot be trusted to bring in a policy created to help some of the most vulnerable in our society and give greater support to the just about managing!

Please if you have a shred of decency or understanding end this madness and scrap all the delays to the first payment, and halt the planned rollout this winter.

Yours sincerely

YOUR NAME HERE


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