Bishop of Durham calls for permanent benefit boost

Bishop of Durham calls for permanent benefit boost

Report after report has highlighted the importance of this uplift.

Following the publication of polling conducted by the Health Foundation showing support for making the £20 increase in Universal Credit permanent, the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler said: "The findings of the Health Foundation poll on the £20 uplift in Universal Credit are very encouraging.

"Report after report has highlighted the importance of this uplift.

"Consistently those working with the most vulnerable from across the political spectrum have called for this to become permanent.

"I sincerely hope that the Government will respond positively to this latest report.

"I continue to hope that they will also re-think their position on the other ‘Legacy Benefits’ and raise these by the same £20."

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