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Mr Sunak acknowledged that blaming technical problems “sounds like an excuse”, but suggested the government can only increase welfare “once a year”.
“The operation of our welfare system is technically complicated and it’s not necessarily possible to do that for everybody,” the chancellor said.
“The systems are built in a way that it can only be done once a year.”
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