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Jenny Willott: Welfare reform will provide support for those who need it

February 17, 2011 12:09 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the publication of the Welfare Reform Bill, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Work and Pensions, Jenny Willott said:

"For years, Liberal Democrats have been calling for the complex and outdated welfare system to be replaced with a more streamline and simplified one and the introduction of a universal credit achieves this.

"The reforms focus on helping people into work, ensuring they stay there, and adopts a more tailored approach to addressing people's welfare needs.

"It protects the poorest and ensures that work always pays, so people don't find themselves trapped in a complicated benefit system, where even if they want to work, they find themselves out of pocket for doing so."

Click here to find out more about the Welfare Reform Bill
Click here to read Steve Webb's blog on welfare reform