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Covid key workers hardest hit with tough Universal Credit cuts, experts warn

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More than 660,000 coronavirus key workers will be stripped of £20 a week when the temporary Universal Credit rise is scrapped, analysts warn today.

Nurses, supermarket workers and social carers will be hit by the planned cut, according to a think tank. Ministers are resisting mounting calls to extend the hike, which is worth £1,040-a-year to six million hard-up households.

The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) accused the Government of “further eroding the link between hard work and fair pay if it proceeds with the cut”. Get a daily morning politics briefing straight to your inbox.

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