Boris Johnson Under Tory Pressure to Rethink Cuts to Universal Credit Payments Amid Pandemic

Jan 16, 2021 | EARNINGS

Universal Credit was raised in the UK by £1,040 for the 2020/21 financial year, as the poorest families have been worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout, however, the Government was reportedly intending to slash the benefit, with Boris Johnson emphasising the ‘focus’ is on jobs rather than ‘welfare’.

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