Over 1 million people will be ‘plunged into poverty’ in UK by 2021… but there is good news for those now claiming benefits…

Officials report an “unprecedented” surge in claims for Britain’s main welfare benefit since mid-March when the lockdown began, with 2.9 million claims. “Those newly forced to rely on Universal Credit will experience a major hit to their living standards,” said the IPPR in a press release.

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