Universal credit

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The Observer view on Rishi Sunak’s ‘generous’ budget | Observer editorial
The chancellor chose to appeal to Tory swing voters rather than help those who have suffered most in the pandemic

Observer editorial

07, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak defends budget amid claim it will plunge 500,000 more people into poverty – politics live
Royal College of Nursing says government ‘dangerously out of touch’ with nursing staff, NHS workers and the public

Andrew Sparrow

04, Mar, 2021 @6:20 PM

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IFS criticises 'remarkable' move not to phase out universal credit uplift
IFS says £80 per month benefit uplift should be cut gradually and doubts if Sunak can stick to his spending plans

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, Mar, 2021 @10:32 AM

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'Families are struggling': Britons react to Rishi Sunak's 2021 budget
We ask people about what measures on furlough, universal credit, property and more will mean for them

Hilary Osborne , Rupert Jones, Matthew Jenkin and Lucy Mansfield

04, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sunak goes long on support for jobs – but says little about NHS or inequality
Analysis: Not quite the ‘same old Tories’, but ‘levelling up’ clearly has a narrow meaning for the chancellor

Heather Stewart Political editor

03, Mar, 2021 @6:52 PM

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NHS, social care and most vulnerable 'betrayed' by Sunak's budget
Experts say failure to give NHS extra cash would see it struggle with pandemic’s ‘challenging legacy’

Robert Booth , Patrick Butler and Denis Campbell

03, Mar, 2021 @5:37 PM

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From forecasts to furlough: what to expect in the budget
Rishi Sunak is expected to lay foundations for post-Covid recovery and address the impact of the pandemic

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Scottish Labour leader calls for UK to move closer to single market
Anas Sarwar urges Keir Starmer to agree to closer links with EU to win back Scottish voters in next general election

Severin Carrell

01, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What will be in Rishi Sunak's 2021 budget?
Expect measures to help economic recovery but watch out for capital gains tax and other tax rises

Phillip Inman and Richard Partington

27, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sturgeon says 'vaccine passports' worth considering if they can 'give us greater normality' – as it happened
Scottish first minister says she would not support ‘vaccination passport’ use for access to public services but is not completely against idea

Andrew Sparrow

23, Feb, 2021 @6:10 PM

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A third of claims since universal credit began made during pandemic
Charities say new figures show £20-a-week Covid benefit top-up should be extended beyond March

Ben Quinn

23, Feb, 2021 @5:51 PM

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The chancellor must heed the plight of poorer families | Letters
Withdrawing the extra £20 paid to those in need would plunge another 400,000 children into poverty

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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