Pressure mounts on PM to scrap £20 benefit cut

Edward Savage
Personal Finance Editor
May 19, 2024

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.

Pressure mounts on PM to scrap £20 benefit cut

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

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