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The coming benefits freeze is a disaster waiting to happen

While the public was glued to the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the government quietly announced a brutal benefits freeze

By Frances Ryan  

A woman shops at a market.

Buried under the news of a wedding of privilege, the government quietly announced this week it’s about to make millions of low income families poorer.

That the benefits freeze—affecting benefits including tax credits, child benefit, jobseeker’s allowance, and universal credit—is set to last another 12 months from April – is an unsurprising but brutal development for a policy that’s turning out harsher than even its architects planned.

Because increases in…

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