UK Budget reaction

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Reacting to today’s Budget Katy Chakrabortty, Oxfam’s Head of Advocacy said:

“This Budget was a missed opportunity to build back better from the pandemic and strengthen the social security system to provide an adequate lifeline to millions of families struggling to get by this winter.

" We welcome the Chancellor’s decision to raise the National Living Wage and reduce the taper rate of Universal Credit, but this will not support those not working and unable to work who will still be considerably worse off. The Government should reverse the cut to Universal Credit and protect families from being pulled into poverty and hardship.”


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