A single mum said extending the £20 boost to Universal Credit for just six months is a “kick in the teeth” for hard-pressed families. Rishi Sunak today confirmed that the Universal Credit supplement will stay until September. But he resisted calls to make the change permanent, meaning Universal Credit claimants could see a drop in income of £85 a month in the autumn. Speaking shortly after Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement, Rebecca, from the east of England, said she was “disappointed” to hear the monthly allowance would only carry on until autumn. “Anybody can see that people are struggling so he [Sunak] had to do something – but he’s done the very bare minimum that he could’ve done,” she told The Mirror. “On the one side great, for six months I’ve got £80 in my bank extra that I can feed my daughter with, maybe feed myself with and maybe use to pay towards some bills and stuff. “But in reality what that means is just more limbo for me, more unknown – and six months isn’t very long.” How has the Budget affected you? Email [email protected] Mr Sunak addressed the Commons on Wednesday to announce his budget plans as… Read full this story
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