To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the monetary value of each benefit to be paid by his Department (a) under current uprating rules and (b) uprated in line with the consumer price index in each year to 2015-16.
The information requested is provided in the following table for the main working-age benefits(1) paid by the Department for Work and Pensions that will now be uprated by the consumer price index as announced in the recent emergency budget.
These rates are estimated using the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts for growth and are consistent with the analysis published in the Budget Report 22nd June 2010. These rates are indicative only as actual levels of inflation are likely to differ from forecasts.
|Attendance and disability living allowances-highest rates||RPI uprating||73.40||75.90||78.20||80.70||83.45|
|Carer's allowance||RPI uprating||55.40||57.30||59.00||60.90||62.95|
|Employment support allowance||RPI (Rossi) uprating||68.40||70.45||72.15||73.95||75.80|
|Industrial injuries disablement benefit-100% rate||RPI uprating||149.75||154.85||159.50||164.60||170.20|
|Jobseeker's allowance and income support||RPI(Rossi) uprating||68.40||70.45||72.15||73.95||75.80|
|Bereavement benefit-basic component||RPI uprating||101.85||105.30||108.45||111.90||115.70|
|(1) From 2011 the only main pensioner benefit subject to uprating by reference to price inflation will be the additional state pension. Additional state pension is mainly earnings related and therefore payable at a wide variety of rates.|