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Tory welfare chief Esther McVey has unveiled help for Universal Credit claimants – after her own experts blasted her. But has she gone far enough? Here’s what it means for you.

A £1billion package of help for millions of Universal Credit claimants has today been revealed in full for the first time.

Tory ministers confirmed many struggling families will only have to go three weeks without payment – not five.
Debt repayments will be cut, a one-month deadline to switch benefits will be extended to three and help for the self-employed will be increased.

Funding for the move was confirmed in last week’s Budget, and today Tory welfare chief Esther McVey detailed it for the first time.

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