I spoke from the frontbench on the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order. This uprating order will increase working-age benefits, disability support and the state pension this year, but it must be noted that the Conservatives froze working-age benefits between 2016 and 2020, and finally increased them by only 1.7% last year.

The motion made no mention of whether the Government would press ahead with the £20 a week cut to Universal Credit. During the debate, I called on the Minister to do the right thing and secure our economy by cancelling the cut to Universal Credit.

Watch my full speech below:


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