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Universal credit cut will cause hardship - Jessica Morden, MP Newport East

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I spoke in last week's debate on the cost of living to highlight how many constituents in Newport East face a triple-whammy financial blow with the end of the furlough scheme, the hike in National Insurance, and the planned cut to Universal Credit.

The decision to scrap the Universal Credit uplift will result in the biggest-ever overnight cut to social security - a move which will affect 8,630 households in Newport East.

Research from Action For Children shows that, even with the uplift in place, a typical sole-earner family with a parent in a low or middle-income job has been out of pocked by an average of £750 a year because of social security losses over the last decade.

When the £20-a-week-cut to Universal Credit goes ahead, the figures suggest their average........

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