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Skills should star in the Levelling Up Budget

Improving adult skills is as important as investing in transport if we are to spread prosperity to parts of the UK shut out. Read my article in...

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Government must set out how it will deliver on levelling up

Responding to the publication of "Levelling up: where and how?" by @TheIFS, Mike Hawking, Policy and Partnerships Manager (@jrf_uk) at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:

Over 50 organisations call for Chancellor to make Universal Credit uplift permanent

#KeepTheLifeline - Coalition calls on @RishiSunak to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent  Over 50 signatories representing leading organisations across the United Kingdom have come together in a joint letter to call on the Chancellor to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent and extend the same support to those on legacy benefits.

PM’s plans for skills “the right first step” but more support will be needed

The Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced today (29 Sept), will be a necessary part of our response to the coming wave of unemployment, but immediate and practical support will also be needed, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Chancellor fails to take action to protect those hardest hit by Covid

The Chancellor @RishiSunak announced some action to preserve jobs today, but the new scheme will still see a new wave of job losses and there was no new action to retrain workers, create new jobs or ensure that the vital social security lifeline remains in place as the next wave of unemployment takes hold.

Millions set to be worse off unless the Government makes the increase to Universal Credit permanent

Keep the lifeline: Around 16 million people are at risk of seeing their social security support cut by £1,040 per year in April 2021  700,000 people are likely to be pulled into poverty if the temporary increase of £20 per week for those on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit is withdrawn.


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