Labour has set out some significant welfare reforms, but they sensibly do not amount to actually scrapping Universal Credit 27 September 2019 Commenting on the Labour Party’s plans to reform the UK’s benefits system, Adam Corlett, Senior Economic Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “Labour has set out some significant reforms, but they sensibly do not amount to actually scrapping Universal Credit. Now isn’t the time for another huge overhaul of our social security system. “Instead, Labour have focused on reforming Universal Credit, and scrapping entirely separate benefit cuts that are set to drive up child poverty. “Their proposed changes include a welcome focus on gender. But they miss a key priority to support incentives to work by ensuring that potential second earners in families, the vast majority of whom are women, can start working without seeing their benefits reduced”.