Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami, has claimed victory in his campaign to end the up-to 9 week wait without income for people on Universal Credit as they reach state pension age.

The campaign received national press attention after Mr Tami called on the government to stop pushing older people into poverty during the switchover to state pension.

A motion he tabled in Parliament received cross-party support and backing from 74 MPs.

The Government today announced that they will change the law later this year, and in the meantime will provide a run-on of Universal Credit to everyone who reaches state pension age.

This will leave about 200,000 people £350 better off on average, over the next five years.

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