Young Women’s Trust is a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.
There are 1 million young women in England and Wales struggling to live on low or no pay. We want them to thrive and have a fairer working future.
No young woman left behind
In March 2020, we launched our campaign to make the £20 uplift to Universal Credit permanent.
Over 1400 people supported us by signing petitions, writing to their MP and to the Chancellor telling them how much £20 a week could mean to a young woman.
The government have made the decision to take that lifeline away.
This decision could have a devastating effect of 1000s of young women as day to day living costs rise this winter.
We’re calling on the government to
- Bring back the £20 uplift to Universal Credit
- Uplift other benefits, including Carer’s Allowance
- Raise the Living Wage to at least £10 an hour