Calls to raise child benefit in UK to help struggling families

A charity has called for the government to significantly increase child benefit after research found increasing number of families now use the payments to cover household necessities such as bills and day-to-day expenses.

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) said the benefit was worth 23% less in real terms than in 2010, and extra assistance was particularly necessary as parents prepare to send children back to school after lockdown.

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