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Social Security Benefits: Uprating

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 22391, tabled on 21 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to (a) ensure that the Minimum Income Guarantee will be considered for uprating for 2023-24 and (b) hold discussions with Cabinet on assessing the potential merits of that uprating as part future welfare payments uprating. colleagues to ensure that it is considered for uprating alongside other welfare payments.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 July 2022

The Minimum Income Guarantee is reviewed annually, with the next review due in January 2023 and published in the Local Authority Circular. While there are no current plans for specific discussions with Cabinet colleagues, we continue to work with the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure that any decision on uprating the social care allowances is informed by the uprating of other welfare payments.

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