Finding an extra £10 billion saving from the welfare budget must not take support away from the most vulnerable in society, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has said.
The CSJ took part in a number of national media debates this week following an announcement that the Government wants to find additional savings in the welfare system.
Christian Guy, Managing Director of the CSJ, told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours debate (from 17:00) ‘there are no easy targets in the welfare budget’, and reiterated calls to reconsider universal benefits that are paid to wealthier pensioners.
In another debate on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Tony Livesey show (from 18.00), Christian said the introduction of Universal Credit, which was designed by the CSJ and will replace the current working-age welfare system, will make it easier for people to get into work and keep more of their earnings.
The CSJ was also interviewed on BBC London’s Vanessa Feltz show and LBC.