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Anglicans against the cuts of grants for families

· Criticism of the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill that reduces benefits in the United Kingdom ·

Concern at the growing risk of ever increasing poverty among families with children was expressed by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. The Prelate — to be enthroned as spiritual Head of the Church of England and Primate of the Anglican Communion at a ceremony on 21 March — joined his voice to those of another 43 Anglican bishops who, in an open letter published in The Sunday Telegraph , a London paper, have denounced the new policies of the State authorities of the United Kingdom that penalize benefits paid to families. The House of Lords in fact plans to debate the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill, a bill of law proposed by the Government by which it is established that monetary aid may be increased over the next three years to a maximum ceiling of one per cent, independently of the fluctuations of the price index. The measure will also affect maternity and unemployment benefits, as well as family allowances for the support of children.

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