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WATCH: Johnson defends Universal Credit reforms

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PM Accused Of 'Punishing' Greggs Workers As Universal Credit Rules Swallow 75% Of Sausage Roll Bonus

PM Accused Of 'Punishing' Greggs Workers As Universal Credit Rules Swallow 75% Of Sausage Roll Bonus

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Boris Johnson was accused of backing “punishing” Universal Credit rules that left Universal Credit claimants working at Greggs only able to keep £75 of a £300 bonus. Around 25,000 staff at the pastry chain have been given the pay boost to celebrate the success of its new vegan sausage roll, which saw sales jump 13% last year. But because of a combination of tax and welfare regulations, some claimants working part-time at the bakers' could only receive 25% of the bonus. Taking Johnson to task at prime minister's questions on Wednesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the “mind numbingly...
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Boris Johnson Accused Of 'Punishing' Greggs Workers With Universal Credit Rules That Shrink Bonuses

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been accused of 'punishing' Greggs workers with Universal Credit rules.
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