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"The Government needs to restore funding to councils for local welfare assistance schemes so they can provide the local safety net to help those struggling to cope with welfare reforms, including the roll out of Universal Credit."
"This reports highlights some of the significant pressures being faced by low-income households up and down the country."
"The measures announced today should allow councils to ensure that fewer claimants get into financial difficulty at the start of their claim."
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