Yesterday, Robert Peston, the Political Editor at ITV News, reported the extension is awaiting a final sign off from Boris Johnson.
The news will likely be welcomed by many organisations and charities who have been calling on the Government to extend this measure for some time now.
This included StepChange with Richard Lane, the charity’s Director of External Affairs, responding to the news with the following: “If reports are correct, this would be a welcome step from the Government, which will have thousands across the country breathing a collective sigh of relief – the uplift has been essential in enabling many people to continue paying their bills and feeding their families.
“However, a six month extension risks simply kicking the can down the road, leaving households to face significant uncertainty when unemployment is expected to be at its peak.
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