Up to 6 million poor families could be worse off with Sunak’s plan | Politics


Rishi Sunak’s failure to announce more generous aid expansion to low-income people threatens to leave six million poor £ 1,000-a-year households worse off from next April, a large group said reflection.The Resolution Foundation – which specializes in policies aimed at helping people on middle and lower incomes – said it was a “big mistake” on the Chancellor’s part to end the £ 20 a week increase in tax credits and universal credit.

The think tank said in parts of the UK one in three households would experience losses of £ 1,000 a year unless Sunak rethinks and continues with the financial aid introduced at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic .


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