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When Universal Credit payments will be reduced as £20 uplift cut by government

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing Universal Credit payments will be cut next month after the government confirmed it was axing the £20 uplift.

The weekly increase was introduced temporarily to help claimants weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic - but the government has confirmed that the uplift will now be phased out.

The move means that millions of claimants will be losing out on £1,040 worth of income annually. READ MORE: Plans to cut £20 Universal Credit uplift defended as minister suggests claimants work extra hours Work and pensions secretary Therese Coffey defended the plans, insisting that the increase was only ever a temporary measure.

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