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Claimants set to lose £9 a week

The Institute for fiscal studies (IFS) has warned that the poorest claimants are set to lose £9 a week from their income because of frozen benefits, a falling pound and rising inflation.

According to the IFS, 11.5 million families were expected to lose an average of £260 a year, saving the government £3 billion in 2019-20.

However, because of predicted inflation, the same families are now expected to lose £360 a year..

But if those families who only get child benefit are removed from the calculation, then the average loss for families dependent on benefits rises to £470 a year.

Given that inflation could rise even higher than predicted, the future for claimants is looking increasingly bleak unless the government has a change of heart about benefit uprating freezes.

You can read the full IFS report here.

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