Red Card For Tax Hike To Keep £20 Uplift In Universal Credit
Daily Express|September 24, 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday showed the red card to the idea of keeping the Universal Credit uplift.
Martyn Brown

He insisted extending the temporary measure would mean tax rises for millions to help cover up to £6billion needed to pay for it.

The £20-a-week benefit was introduced during the first lockdown to support people through the pandemic.

The Government has confirmed the scheme will end on October 6, leaving recipients worse off by £1,040 a year – a move widely criticised, with Tory backbenchers among those opposing the cut.

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