When the Tories introduced Universal Credit they insisted that nobody would get any money for the first five weeks unless they applied for a loan. Chris has called on the government time and again to abolish this five week window. “People in the Rhondda aren’t looking for handouts. They just want to stand on their own two feet, work hard and get on in life. Many people don’t have deep pockets or savings. It’s crazy that the system pushes families into debt just when they most need help.”