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Cutting universal credit will push millions of people into great hardship | Alistair Cromwell

The £20-a-week rise in UC has been a lifeline for many during the pandemic, but the government wants to end this in spring * Alistair Cromwell is the acting CEO of Citizens Advice Every day, advisers at Citizens Advice speak to people whose lives have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. A theatre worker who lost their job of 30 years; a family struggling to get by on 80% of what was a low wage to start with; someone with a chronic lung condition who was the first to be let go when redundancies were announced. Many of these people have never needed support from the benefits system, while others were already on a financial knife-edge going into the crisis. Continue reading...

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