This latest gaff by this Government is extraordinary. Universal Credit has been insensitively doled out without thought of what damage it is doing to people who have been recently made redundant when payment has been withdrawn.

I know from when that happened to me how vulnerable you feel. With food banks in York going up by 34 percent that must prove what thoughtless people are running our Government.

Phil Shepherdson,

Chantry Close,

Woodthorpe, York