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 Tonia Antoniazzi Tonia Antoniazzi Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland)

Although the recent changes to the taper rate and the work allowance are welcome, they simply do not go far enough. The Resolution Foundation’s analysis found that huge increases in the cost of living will wipe out any gains. Even with these changes, three quarters of families on UC will still be worse off than if they had kept the £20 uplift to the standard allowance. Does the Secretary of State now see that the countless organisations, and even former Tory Work and Pensions Ministers, who argued for the uplift to be made permanent were actually right?