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In December 2020, Lord Forsyth of the Lords economic affairs committee, warned the country was “sleepwalking” into an unemployment crisis if action was not taken.
The committee stated the temporary increase to Universal Credit should be made permanent, as it was “obvious” the benefit system needs to be addressed.
In addition, over 60 organisations and bishops issued a public statement via the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to call for a permanent increase.
The letter read: “At a time when many livelihoods look uncertain and the number of people claiming Universal Credit has increased by 90 percent since March, it would be a terrible mistake to undo the progress that has been made in strengthening our social security system.