End of Universal Credit Uplift

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 13th December 2021.

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Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

We have provided £140 million of discretionary housing payments to councils, specifically to target that element. We boosted the local housing allowance in the covid Budget of 2020, and we have kept it at that rate. As the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my hon. Friend David Rutley, has just said, there has been a significant investment of about £2.5 billion in both increasing the work allowance and reducing the taper rate. My work coaches across the country are helping people to get into work day in, day out.