Justin Welby suggests universal credit rollout should be halted

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Archbishop of Canterbury says introduction of benefit has fuelled food bank use and debt

The archbishop of Canterbury has suggested the rollout of universal credit should be halted because it has left people worse off.

Justin Welby received a standing ovation at the TUC congress in Manchester when he criticised the benefits system, said the living wage should be higher and condemned companies such as Amazon for paying “almost nothing” in taxes.

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