Labor is planning an opposition debate on the end of the supplement, which ministers have pledged to continue, despite backbench conservatives like Iain Duncan Smith also criticizing the move.
On Wednesday, a group of Universal Credit seekers and Unite members will gather outside Parliament ahead of PMQs, planning to wave banners that read “feed our families” and “food is not a luxury”.
Steve Turner, Deputy General Secretary of Unite, said: “Almost six million people, 40% of whom are working, are on the verge of losing £ 1,040 of their annual income, which will be the biggest reduction overnight of the basic rate of social security since the founding of the modern welfare state.
“People who rely on benefits to get by tell us that this money literally makes the difference between heating and eating… millions of people, of whom 2.2 million are already employed, fall into poverty and ‘get into debt overnight. ”