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I've just been asked by a friend to sign this. Currently the government pays all UC payments into one account, which seems to give abusers a helping hand in economic/financial abuse.
Couples can request split payments but if you are in an abusive relationship the chances are that making such a request could be dangerous, and in reality very few requests have been made. The deadline is 18 October.
Universal Credit: split payments between adults in each household petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217450
More about it here: www.buzzfeed.com/emilyashton/this-mp-says-the-governments-own-welfare-system-is-trapping?utm_term=.sfdXrwbQN#.ggkXMWgGB