Rishi Sunak ‘blocked’ from higher benefit rise by 40-year-old IT system

Chancellor considered increase of more than 3.1% but was told it was ‘not the time of year’, Times reports

Rishi Sunak was reportedly blocked from raising some benefits to help them keep pace with spiralling inflation as a result of out-of-date government IT systems.

The chancellor was said to have wanted to help those in receipt of welfare more in his spring statement, which set out measures to tackle the cost of living crisis, but was criticised for not going far enough to help the least well off.

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