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An increase to the national minimum wage, which came in to effect last week, is certainly a welcome boost for low income workers who are struggling to make ends meet.

This above-inflation rise is a positive step towards easing the immense pressure on household budgets.

However, with over half of the 13 million people in poverty now living in a working household, it is clear that more needs to be done to tackle this issue.

With difficult financial times ahead, we want to make sure anyone struggling on a low income is aware of all the support available to them. Our free website – www.turn2us.org.uk can help people check their eligibility for welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.

Alison Taylor

director, Turn2us

Shepherds Bush Road

London

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