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Help families facing Covid-19 crisis: social policy academics and the BPI say raise Child Benefit to £50

Press release issued: 2 April 2020

With millions of families facing a catastrophic loss of income due to the coronavirus, 85 leading social policy academics from universities across the UK, have signed a letter calling on the Chancellor to raise Child Benefit to £50 per child per week. They say it is a simple, efficient and cost-effective way to provide urgently needed help.

Professor David Abbott, Dr Eldin Fahmy, Professor David Gordon (also Director of Bristol Poverty Institute) from the School for Policy Studies are among the signatories.

Read the letter here: Letter to the Chancellor (PDF, 110kB)

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