Austerity benefit freezes and Brexit inflation to cost lower-income households £300 next year

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The benefit freeze ‘risks ushering in a period of rising inequality on a scale not seen since Margaret Thatcher’s final term,’ says think tank

Poorer households could be £300 worse off next year, due to benefit freezes and a predicted rise in inflation.

Half of all families with children will be affected, warns think tank the Resolution Foundation, meaning seven million children in total.

Money coins UK 1a Getty LLLL800,000 people looking for work and 2.4 million disabled people will also be hit.

For decades previously, the government has raised working-age benefits in line with inflation. But this stopped in April 2016, in a…

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