Rachel will be in Pudsey today setting out ‘The Choice’ at the next election on social security. As part of Labour’s summer campaign ‘The Choice: the Labour future; the Tory threat’, Rachel will call on the Government to get a grip on its failing social security reforms, outlining David Cameron’s failure on social security since 2010, the risk the Tories pose for the future and Labour's plans to tackle the rising cost of social security and to make work pay.
Speaking at the Wellbeing Centre, she will say that:
"The number of working people claiming Housing benefit is set to double because the Tory Government has failed to tackle low pay, insecure work and the cost-of-living crisis. That's meant thousands more people have been forced to rely on housing benefit to make ends meet. Labour will raise the Minimum Wage, introduce Living Wage contracts and get 200,000 homes built a year by 2020 to tackle the housing benefit bill and ensure working people can make ends meet.”