Universal Credit set to drop by £20 per week in April – action claimants may want to take | Personal Finance | Finance


It comes as the latest Universal Credit statistic report, released yesterday by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), showing that around 446 people were still making new claims for Universal Credit every hour in the first week of 2021.

A total of 4.5 million people have made a claim for the benefit since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in the UK in March 2020.

The charity is concerned that with such large numbers of people still making new claims, and the expectation of a slow and difficult economic recovery, it is vital that the Government made the £20 per week uplift permanent to stop thousands being swept into poverty.

The reported alternative proposals include a one-off lump sum payment, or a temporary six month increase.

READ MORE: State pension UK: Britons will see their sum rise in April

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