Lloyds Bank Foundation - Keep the Lifeline Campaign

Our colleagues at Lloyds Bank Foundation have asked to promote two workshops about small charities can get involved on a local level campaigning & raising awareness about the impact of cuts to Universal Credit. If you have any questions about the workshops e-mail Rachel on policy@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk.


Keep the Lifeline campaign

In October, £20 a week is due to be cut from Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit - meaning six million low-income households face an overnight cut to their incomes of £20 a week, or £1,040 a year. The cut risks further weakening social security support, pulling people into poverty, and causing severe hardship for families who are already struggling to stay afloat.

The Keep the Lifeline campaign, led by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and backed by many charities, think tanks and leading organisations (including Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales), is calling for this cut not to go ahead, and for those on legacy benefits not to be excluded.

While other organisations might be raising the issue at a national level, highlighting the impact that this cut will have on people in your local community is more likely to get the attention and support of your local MP – so your voice matters. You can adapt use the template email here from JRF as a guide – but be sure to mention where you’re based, as your local connection will make your MP take notice.

We’re also holding two workshops to talk through how small charities can get involved. You can book your place to join us on either Tuesday 27 August, 10:00 or Tuesday 7 September, 10:00 (both sessions are the same).

If you aren’t attending one of the workshops but do want to raise this issue with your MP, or have any questions, we’d love to hear from you – just email policy@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk.


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