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Bishops condemn benefit plans

The Archbishop of Canterbury is among 43 bishops who have written an open letter to a newspaper condemning Government plans to change the benefits system, saying it will have a "deeply disproportionate" effect on children.

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Benefit changes 'will hit the poorest the hardest'

Children and families are already being hit hard by cuts to support, including those to tax credits, maternity benefits, and help with housing costs. They cannot afford this further hardship penalty. We are calling on the House of Lords to take action to protect children from the impact of this Bill.

– An extract from the letter sent by 43 bishops to The Sunday Telegraph

The letter, which was sent from 43 bishops including the Archbishop of Canterbury to The Sunday Telegraph, added that "the change will hit the poorest the hardest."

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