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This corresponded to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for September 2021 and the affected PIP.

However, inflation in the UK is now at 9.4% and is expected to exceed 13% by the fall.

In light of this, experts like Dr Stephenson are pushing for a bigger increase in benefit payments in the future.

She added: “Benefit levels in the UK have been systematically eroded over the past 12 years, through a series of cuts and freezes, and have contributed to the income crisis we are currently experiencing.

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