Reverse cuts or backing for universal credit may collapse, says thinktank

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Urgent £3bn cash injection needed to bolster confidence in failing system after welfare cuts, says Resolution Foundation

Public confidence in universal credit will collapse without an urgent £3bn cash injection to reverse cuts that are set to leave millions of families worse off, an influential thinktank has warned.

The Resolution Foundation says a spree of Treasury-driven welfare cuts since 2015 has left universal credit unable to meet its original aims of strengthening work incentives and supporting the incomes of low-income families.

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