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In his interviews this morning Dominic Raab, the deputy prime minister and justice secretary, defended the universal credit cut, saying the £20 per week uplift which has been removed was always intended to be a temporary Covid measure. He said:
The £400bn that the government has put in to supporting the economy, workers and the most vulnerable is just clearly unsustainable long term. The UC uplift was always going to be temporary.