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The “just about managing” may soon not be managing at all

Unless the government intervenes—now

By Campbell Robb  

Theresa May pledges to help the "Just about managing" in her first speech at Prime Minister ©Gareth Fuller PA Archive/PA Images

Theresa May has been vocal in her ambition to support those who are “just about managing.” In her words, these are “ordinary, working-class families” who go to work, pay the bills, but struggle to improve their standard of living or achieve long-term financial stability.

She is right to highlight the problems faced by this group. In the UK today, there are eight million people who are not at…

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