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One year on, how much help has May offered the “just about managing”?

Life has become a whole lot harder for those families her government purported to serve. A couple with two children must now earn over £40,000 between them if they are to live comfortably

By Campbell Robb  

May gives her "just about managing" speech outside No 10 in July 2016. Photo: NEWZULU/See Li/NEWZULU/PA Images

Almost a year ago today Theresa May stood on the steps of No 10 and pledged to put her government at the service of families who are “just about managing”: “I know you’re working around the clock, I know you’re doing your best, and I know that sometimes life can be a struggle.”

Twelve months on, it’s worth reflecting on that promise and asking how the millions of families in this boat…

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