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CPAG response to Budget 2021

Published on: 
03 March 2021

CPAG response to Budget 2021 announcement of a six-month extension in uplifts in universal credit (UC) and Working Tax Credits (WTC):

Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group Alison Garnham said:

“Child poverty levels were already too high pre-pandemic yet children and parents were noticeable by their absence from this budget. Extending the £20 uplift is vital because struggling families cannot keep afloat without it, but that will be as true in six months as it is now. This decision only postpones the pain. The chancellor promised certainty to business – children and their families deserve no less.”

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