The rush to the cities has left rural communities with shrinking populations and fewer job opportunities. In the face of this decline, Xi’s poverty alleviation policies have focused on the countryside. On Monday, state-run news agency Xinhua announced the last nine counties
Rishi Sunak has said he will keep considerations of making the Universal Credit coronavirus boost permanent “under review”. The Chancellor was questioned on Sky News over the Government’s £20-a-week increase of the scheme payments, which is due to end in April 2021.
In the past, the state pension age was 60 for women and 65 for men. However, the age has been rising recently, and changes are still ongoing. State pension age parity between men and women was reached back in November 2018, when
Universal Credit is designed to be a living support payment to offer assistance to Britons who are out of work, or on a low income. The sum is paid once every month, and is overseen by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).