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Cost of living crisis ‘puts our most vulnerable people at risk’

Advice NI sounds alarm bells over perfect storm of benefit cut and rising utility prices

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Tough winter: A pensioner keeping warm in front of a fire. Credit: Monkey Business Images

Tough winter: A pensioner keeping warm in front of a fire. Credit: Monkey Business Images

Tough winter: A pensioner keeping warm in front of a fire. Credit: Monkey Business Images

The lives of vulnerable people on benefits are at risk because of the “perfect storm of a cost of living crisis”, it has been warned.

Advice NI head of policy Kevin Higgins told this newspaper that the Universal Credit cut, delays in welfare mitigation legislation and hikes in gas and electricity prices would pummel families.


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