Our new video ‘Universal Credit – mending the fatal conditionality fault‘ is published today. The film includes animated stories from participants in our research, with a commentary by WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer and UC lead researcher Dr Sharon Wright.
Many participants in our study experienced harsh, punitive sanctions under UC that left people in great personal difficulty. There was particular injustice for UC recipients who were already in work.
The film calls for unconditional support for recipients, and an immediate end to sanctions on disabled people, households with children, vulnerable people and those already in work. A fundamental review of the sanctions system should follow.