Eh, straight up evil’s still a likely favorite:
Benefit claimants face a real-terms cut to their incomes next year as the Prime Minister Liz Trussand Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng seek to claw back the Government’s spiralling spending.
i understands ministers are considering not increasing benefits in line with inflation and instead basing the uprating on other economic figures such as earnings, which would be lower.
This would mean that income for the poorest households would fall well below the increasing cost of living for another 12 months.
Experts said basing the increase on earnings instead of inflation would amount to a cut of four percentage points and cost the average low-income working family with two children more than £1,000 a year.