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Siobhán continues to attend meetings of Keep the Lifeline to discuss ways in which the cut to Universal Credit can be kept on the political agenda. Keep the Lifeline is also urging the Government to ensure that benefits keep up with the rising cost of essentials. Increasing benefits by just 3.1% in April when inflation is expected to be higher than 7% if a substantial real-terms cut to benefits. This is the second cut in less than six months including the cut to Universal Credit late last year. The campaign is putting pressure on the Chancellor to make sure that benefits go up in line with inflation in April. The Consortium have signed a joint statement on rising costs and bills organised by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) calling for benefits to go up by at least 7% to match inflation.