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What will happen when the Universal Credit uplift ends?

Jenny Rhodes
Universal Credit uplift ends

The Universal Credit uplift is set to end on 6th October, despite considerable opposition. Conservative peer Baroness Stroud says that ‘levelling up is impossible if Universal Credit is cut’. Footballer Marcus Rashford calls for the cut to be axed to help tackle the ‘child hunger pandemic’. Ex-PM, Gordon Brown says the cut is ‘vindictive even beyond austerity’.

Should we scrap the triple lock on pensions?

Stephen McNair
Time to scrap the triple lock on pensions

As we emerge from the Covid lockdown, the government faces a difficult decision on whether to scrap the triple lock on state pensions. Millions of pensioners stand to gain an eight percent pay rise, at a time when Universal Credit is to be reduced and NHS staff are being offered three percent.