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Joseph Rowntree Foundation campaign: Keep the lifeline
By Graham Whitham

GMPA is supporting the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) call to maintain the £20 uplift for Universal Credit (UC) and legacy benefits introduced during the lockdown. The current indications from Government are that they still consider this to be a temporary measure, and as yet are not persuaded of the need to keep it in the autumn Budget. However, we know that many low incomes families were struggling financially prior to the pandemic and that many will be struggling following the lockdown period as the economic consequences of COVID-19 become clearer. Those needs are not likely to go away anytime soon and the £20 uplift needs to become permanent.

For more details on JRF’s ‘Keeping the lifeline’ campaign please take a look at this blog  from JRF’s Acting Director Helen Barnard.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to support this campaign.

 

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