Social media day of action

#KeepTheLifeline #StopTheCut to Universal Credit

The government is planning to cut £20/week from Universal Credit, effective next month. This will directly impact our clients, many of whom rely on that lifeline to get by.

Get the hashtags #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline #UniversalCredit trending by tweeting during the time of action.


We want to make the most impact by raising the hashtag on Twitter during this time as there’s an evidence session as part of an inquiry into the Department of Work and Pension's response to the coronavirus outbreak starting at 9.30, and in the lead up to the planned House of Lords debate on Universal Credit on Thursday 9th September.


Tweet these out during the tweetstorm time or create your own. Please feel free to tweet from your organisational and personal accounts, too. Don’t forget the hashtags: #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline #UniversalCredit. You may also choose to tag your MP.

Remember: You can draft your tweets now and schedule them for 10am-12pm Wednesday so you don’t miss the moment!

For organisations:

#UniversalCredit is a vital lifeline for our clients. We urge the government to reconsider the planned £20 cut. #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline.

Our clients rely on the £20 in #UniversalCredit to buy food, pay bills, and survive every day. We call on the government to #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline.

For general use:

People need the £20 #UniversalCredit lifeline to buy food, pay bills, and survive every day. #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline

The £20 cut to #UniversalCredit would be the biggest overnight cut to the basic rate of social security since World War Two. This is outrageous. #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline

Women will be hit hardest by the £20 #UniversalCredit cut as they’re more likely to be in low-paid work and be single parents. #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline

For people leaving the criminal justice system, the £20 in #UniversalCredit is absolutely vital to help them get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. #StopTheCut #KeepTheLifeline