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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 4509, tabled on 18 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will reinstate the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit in the context of 9 per cent inflation and the rising cost of living.

Answered on

25 May 2022

There are no plans to reinstate the temporary increase to Universal Credit.

The government understands the pressures people are facing with the cost of living and these are global challenges, but the government has taken action to support and help families with a package worth over £22 billion in 2022-23.These steps help ensure that on average a person in work is £6000 better off in work than on benefits. And we stand ready to do more as the situation evolves.

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