Tory MP proposes 'Welfare Cash Cards' for Universal Credit

Advertise here

Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government, Universal Credit

A Conservative MP has called for the introduction of 'Welfare Cash Cards' on which benefits would be paid, enabling claimants to make only priority purchases such as food, clothing, energy, travel and housing costs. Alec Shelbrooke, Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell, said the cards - which would prevent the purchasing of luxury items like cigarettes, alcohol, sky television and gambling - would support the introduction of Universal Credit. He said: "The introducti...

Read full article...