Keep the lifeline - open letter to the Prime Minister - JRF Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Professor Michael Marmot, on behalf of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, has signed an open letter from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to the Prime Minister: 'Keep the lifeline'.

100 organisations across the UK have joined together in urging the Government not to go ahead with the planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit.

Read the open letter in full at JRF's website


News Coverage:

Print/Online: the Independent (twice), the i, BBC News onlineITV News online (twice), Mirror (and their Real Britain column), Daily MailBig IssueGuardianSky News OnlineEvening StandardManchester Evening News, Daily Record, Herald ScotlandGlasgow Evening Times, Yorkshire Post, Inside Housing, and across local print press.

Broadcast: BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat timed a special report on the impact of the cut to coincide with the publication of the joint open letter to the Prime Minister, and the letter was featured throughout the day on BBC Breakfast, BBC News Channel and on the flagship News at Six.