The Guardian view on benefit levels: the only way is up
The Guardian -

A social security system that leaves 14.5 million people living in poverty is failing. Payments must increase

Benefit levels are set too low. The social security budget was £36bn less in 2019 than in 2010, and the basic rate of out-of-work benefits is at its lowest for 30 years. Repeated freezes combined with the benefit cap and two-child limit, and rising housing costs, have hit millions of households hard. The consequences have included massive rises in the number of people needing support...

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