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Universal Credit £20 per week uplift 'to continue for another six months'

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Robert Peston , Political Editor at ITV News, reports the roll on of the uplift is subject to a final sign off by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

It would mean claimants continue to be paid the £20 per week increment, and wouldn’t see their payments reduce for this reason from April 2021.

The reports come in the months after the Chancellor first faced calls to extend the financial measure.

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, charities, MPs and members of the public have been urging the Government against allowing the uplift to come to an end.

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