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CAP warns removing the Universal Credit lifeline will lead to a sharp rise in poverty

calendar06 October 2021

Christians Against Poverty is extremely worried by today’s cut to Universal Credit which leaves millions at risk of falling into debt

 

National debt help charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is responding to today’s Universal Credit reduction and warning of the debt crisis to come.

 

CAP’s Social Policy Manager, Rachel Gregory, says, “This is a decision which will devastate millions of low income households and it’s simply not right. The price of many basic essentials, such as food and energy, is on the rise but many people will also now lose £20-a-week from their basic entitlement. This is a 20% reduction in the Universal Credit Standard Allowance. 

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