(Reuters) - Britain will extend the Universal Credit uplift of 20 pounds ($27.35) while the COVID-19 restrictions last, The Sun reported on Monday.
Finance minister Rishi Sunak plans to announce the full measure will stay for as long as COVID-19 restrictions are in place, before being phased out to help only the neediest, the report https://bit.ly/39ixG6V added.
Universal Credit is Britain's main method of supporting those who are out of work, working in low income jobs or eligible for welfare based on sickness or disability.
($1 = 0.7313 pounds)
(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)