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‘Dangerous moment’ to end Universal Credit uplift, Torfaen councillors warn

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COUNCILLORS in Torfaen have backed a motion opposing the decision to scrap the £20 uplift in Universal Credit, while pledging to offer support to those impacted in the borough.

The ending of the temporary increase in Universal Credit – introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – will hit around 7,000 households in Torfaen, cutting their income by £1,000 per year.

A motion passed by Torfaen council on Tuesday opposes the UK Government decision to end the uplift, and expresses concern about its impact on residents.

Put forward by council leader, Cllr Anthony Hunt, the motion states: “We recognise that........

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