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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 32385, tabled on 13 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of removing the £20 uplift to the universal credit standard allowance on the in-work progression of universal credit claimants.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

19 July 2021

No such assessment has been made.

Universal Credit has provided a vital safety net for six million people during the pandemic, and we announced the temporary uplift as part of a £400 billion package of measures put in place that will last well beyond the end of the roadmap. Our focus now is on our multi-billion Plan for Jobs, which will support people in the long-term by helping them learn new skills and increase their hours or find new work.

To note further, we will consider the recommendations of the In-Work Progression Commission’s report and respond later in the year.

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