Chan­cel­lor on de­fen­sive

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Chan­cel­lor Philip Ham­mond is fac­ing in­creas­ing pres­sure from Con­ser­va­tive MPS to find ex­tra fund­ing for Univer­sal Credit in his up­com­ing bud­get.

Tory MP Heidi Allen said about 30 col­leagues had ex­pressed con­cerns about the flag­ship wel­fare sys­tem.

Re­ports say 3.2 mil­lion house­holds could lose £48 a week un­der the sys­tem, which merges six work­ing-age ben­e­fits. The work and pen­sions sec­re­tary has ad­mit­ted it could leave some worse off.

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