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There are 1 million young women in England and Wales struggling to live on low or no pay. Join us as we campaign for a fairer working future for young women.

The government must support young women

In 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.

But the government 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.

We’re calling on the government to

  • Bring back the £20 uplift to Universal Credit
  • Uplift other benefits, including Carer’s Allowance

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You are never too small to raise your voice

Freya, Mattea and Pippa talk about meeting Will Quince MP to explain just how vital the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift was for them.

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How you helped us make a difference in 2021

  • Evidence from Young Women’s Trust reports was included in a powerful new report published on 9 February by the Women and Equalities Committee.
  • 7 women from our group of young women activists led a meeting attended by charity leaders, Civil Servants and MPs where they appealed for change that will ensure no young woman is left behind.
  • 3 young women met with Will Quince, Minister for Welfare Delivery, to share their experience of living on Universal Credit.
  • Our Emergency Fund gave out over £334,750 to 1740 young women who needed support during the pandemic.

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