Young women need the £20 lifeline
1.5 million young women have lost income since the start of the pandemic with many claiming benefits for the first time. Despite this the government are cutting Universal Credit by £20 a week at the end of September.
The £20 Universal Credit uplift the government introduced in April 2020 has been a lifeline for 1000s of young women. It has been the difference between young women getting medications, feeding their children, buying period products and even being able to remove themselves from abusive situations. Those receiving Carer’s Allowance and other support didn’t benefit.