Ruth Cain

Senior Lecturer in the Kent Law School at the University of Kent

Rethinking Recovery III: The gendered impact of Universal Credit

Ruth Cain - 17 July 2015

As part of the Conservative Government’s welfare reform, Universal Credit (UC) is now being rolled out across the UK.  UC negatively and disproportionately impacts women and low-paid families.  Not only does it do little to address the social crises sparked by austerity, it also enacts punitive sanctions on to individuals unable to amass sufficient wages through precarious work – even if these conflict with childcare responsibilities.

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