The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is planning to cut the £20 a week extra universal credit for 6 million families. It was introduced during the first Coronavirus lockdown to help millions falling into poverty.
Many Conservative politicians have expressed their horror at this planned benefit reduction. The Chancellor, Richie Sunak, who controls our nation's finances, would prefer to allocate funds to help the unemployed back to work.
Our tip: email your MP and the Prime Minister let him know your thoughts. You can find the name of your MP and his/her email address at www.parliament.uk
With Covid vaccinations now being rolled out across the UK, the government is hoping that people will be able to visit the high street shops, bars and restaurants without spreading the virus. Businesses will be able to get back to normal and they won't have to make redundancies.
The government is ensuring that everyone who had a rail or coach ticket for the Christmas period 23rd to 27th December, will be able to get a cash refund.