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Extension of the Universal Credit uplift should not be made permanent


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Pressure is mounting on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the £20 a week uplift in Universal Credit beyond the end of March.

However, while many people are indeed under significant financial pressure, IEA Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton warned against “across-the-board benefit increases” at a time when the government is borrowing “a hair-raising amount of money”.

His comments were featured on the BBC News Homepage.

You can read Len’s full press comment here.

Read the full article here.



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