Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to restore inflation-linked up-rating to working age social security benefits.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 froze the majority of working-age benefits for four tax years from 2016-17.

The relevant provisions will lapse in 2020 and the pre-existing statutory arrangements will come back into force.

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