420,000 KIDS IN POVERTY IF CREDIT IS CUT
Daily Mirror|February 15, 2021
Calls to end plan to axe £20 boost
BEN GLAZE

CUTTING £20 a week from Universal Credit will plunge hundreds of thousands of children into poverty, researchers warn.

A temporary hike in the benefit, brought in last March to help hard-up households in lockdown, is due to be axed at the end of next month.

The pressure is increasing on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the increase beyond April when he delivers his Budget on March 3.

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